We asked: Were you able to access an assessment for ADHD easily? What was the wait time and cost?

For my daughter it would have taken 1-2 years to get an assessment done through the public system in BC. We ended up borrowing money from family to get it done privately and it cost us about $2000.00. Even then the process took 3 months from start to finish.

We knew there was an issue since Kindergarten and that ADHD was a likely cause but couldn’t even get the private assessment done until she was in grade 2. She’s in Grade 4 now and we still haven’t found a pediatrician who is able to work with her because of underlying family health issues that makes her a complex case.

I hope through advocacy and education this will change soon.

Elana