Routes to Getting a Diagnosis and Professional Contact List 

Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services will pay for most of the costs of assessments through the medical system. This can involve a general practitioner or a psychiatrist. Some doctors charge a small fee to process behaviour checklists (less than $100). Wait times for an appointment will vary but often will take months. Advantages include low cost and the doctor’s ability to prescribe medication if desired, and follow-up care.


Private Psychologist 

A comprehensive assessment by a psychologist can cost approximately $2000. Some benefits programs help pay the costs, while some programs restrict who you can see or only pay the fees if they have been preapproved or authorized. Check your plan before seeing a psychologist.  Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) can also recommend a professional and pay for some or all of the sessions. It is important to know that psychologists assess, diagnose and provide counselling but do not prescribe medication. One advantage to this approach is the possibility of follow-up counselling after diagnosis.

U of A Clinical Services

The Clinical Services of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta is committed to the community by providing low-cost services to the general public. In addition, they offer more affordable services by providing graduate students with quality training and supervised experience in counselling, psychological assessment, and literacy remediation. They currently provide an assessment ($600) and counselling ($30/session). Costs are current as of March 2021 but are subject to change.

PLEASE NOTE: FOR TREATMENT WITH MEDICATION, INDIVIDUALS MUST SEE THEIR FAMILY DOCTOR OR PSYCHIATRIST.

Professional Contact Information *

Name 

Professional

Referral Required 

Service

Website 

Dr. M. Poitras

Glenora Medical Centre310, 10230-142 St. Edmonton

780-455-3311

General Practitioner

Approx wait time:3 months.

$40 Fee for questionnaire package processing

Children, Youth, Adult ADHD

Glenora Medical Centre

Chokka Centre for Integrative Health

201-2603 Hewes Way, (Millwoods) NW Edmonton

780-465-5749

Psychiatrist

Dr. P. Chokka

Dr. Ghalib Ahmed

Dr. Jonathan Hamill

Dr. Krista Leicht

Dr. Tania Oommen(ADHD specialty)

Dr. David Sinclair

Yes: family doctorApprox wait time: 5 months.

Individual & group therapy; rates vary.

Adult ADHD

 Chokka Centre for Integrated Health 

Envision Mind Care

5586 Windermere Blvd, Suite #205 Edmonton, AB

780-306-2345

Dr. Karthikeyan Ganapathy, Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr. Marnie MacKay, Nurse Therapist

Dr. Therese Chevalier, Registered Psychologist

Dr. Nagendra Sampath, Consultant Psychiatrist

Yes: Family Doctor 

Approx wait time: 5-8 weeks

Adult ADHD

Envision Mind Care 

Dr. Nagy Youssef

2931 – 66 Street NW, Edmonton

780-988-9770

Psychiatrist

Yes: family doctor

Approx wait time: 5-6 months

Adult ADHD

 

Dr. F. Fogarty

15505-84 Ave. NW, Edmonton

780-413-0360

Psychiatrist

Yes: family doctor

Approx wait time: 3-8 weeks

Adult ADHD

 

Dr. C. Morhaliek

10443-85 Ave. NW, Edmonton

780-431-1777

Psychiatrist

Yes: family doctor

Not taking new patients currently. *Call to check in the fall.

Children, Youth, Adult ADHD

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  This list is not comprehensive and includes only the contact information for professionals with whom AAGE is familiar. The health professionals listed are identified as those who can diagnose and/or treat individuals with ADHD. We do not endorse or recommend any method, treatment, or program provided by these professionals.  We encourage you to research all treatments, products, and programs before you purchase them.                           

Please check with each office directly for confirmation of any information above.

You may also consider checking the Online Referral Search at the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta website to look for a professional working with adults. Discuss the service you are seeking with any psychologist and whether they have the experience and expertise to help you.


Find information about getting your child diagnosed here. 


ADHD Edmonton offers facilitated ADHD support groups for young adultsadults, and their partners.



The information on the AAGE Web site is provided with the understanding that the organization is not engaged in rendering psychological, medical or legal advice or recommendations. The information on the website is not intended to replace consultations with qualified health care or legal professionals to meet your individual needs. References to any treatment or therapy option or any program, service, or treatment do not constitute an official endorsement by AAGE. Parents and professionals are encouraged to fully investigate treatment options and providers that may be most appropriate.

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