How much did/would a diagnosis cost you?

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IrishEyes
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15 Jan 2007, 7:52 pm

I have a diagnosis, so I am lucky I don't have to pay out the amount some people in Ireland are expected to pay. Some of these people have been put on waiting lists that exceed 1 year and the health board say how crucial it is to get early intervention, talk about contradicting themselves. I have been reading on my Irish forum (which is not great) that a diagnosis will cost some parents 1500 euros to be seen within three months and less money if put on a long waiting list.

What are your views on this? How much did your diagnosis cost?



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15 Jan 2007, 7:56 pm

I don't remember, it was 11 years ago.

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15 Jan 2007, 8:02 pm

Sorry, I mean how much would one cost know.

If you have just received one recently, could you let me know how much it cost. I think mine was 300£ 8 years ago.

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15 Jan 2007, 8:04 pm

The diagnostic interview and neuropsychological testing for my AS diagnosis cost 1,500 American dollars, but insurance covered some of it so my parents only had to pay 800 American dollars. I think it was worth it.



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15 Jan 2007, 8:15 pm

Nothing monetarily, it was done via the NHS (National Health Service).



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15 Jan 2007, 8:18 pm

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The diagnostic interview and neuropsychological testing for my AS diagnosis cost 1,500 American dollars, but insurance covered some of it so my parents only had to pay 800 American dollars. I think it was worth it.


Even the cost of yours is cheaper than over here and that's just for an AS diagnosis. How long did you have to wait? I think 800 dollars would be about 760 euro. I am sure insurance would cover them, for some of the cost.



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15 Jan 2007, 8:21 pm

andy1976uk wrote:
Nothing monetarily, it was done via the NHS (National Health Service).


Our National Health Service Charge, as far as I know. Were you put on a long waiting list andy1976uk?



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15 Jan 2007, 8:59 pm

I was diagnosed by someone in my school when I was in Junior Kindergarten. It didn't cost any money.



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15 Jan 2007, 9:04 pm

My HMO paid 100%. It was probably between $100 and $200.


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15 Jan 2007, 9:11 pm

WOW, What HMO did you have?



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15 Jan 2007, 9:11 pm

IrishEyes wrote:
andy1976uk wrote:
Nothing monetarily, it was done via the NHS (National Health Service).


Our National Health Service Charge, as far as I know. Were you put on a long waiting list andy1976uk?



There was roughly a year between the first speculation of me having AS by a psychiatrist and me getting a proper assessment, with my parents being interviewed and all that stuff. Although I wonder if it was fast-tracked because I had a number of meltdowns so bad that the police got involved.



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15 Jan 2007, 9:13 pm

Most of it was covered by insurance, so not much.



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15 Jan 2007, 9:14 pm

$0, Diagnosis was done by the university free of charge. (well... paid for by student wellness fees but that's like $15, pretty good considering I had to pay a doctor >$50 just to prescribe me AMOX for a sinus infection)



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15 Jan 2007, 9:32 pm

mine cost $100 by one psychiatrist for the Gilliam test and another test and $600 by another psychiatrist for interview and test. She was a prof at Yale University and was only in Korea for 10 days. I was fortunate to see her.



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15 Jan 2007, 10:20 pm

SteveK wrote:
WOW, What HMO did you have?

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15 Jan 2007, 11:29 pm

IrishEyes wrote:
umbra wrote:
The diagnostic interview and neuropsychological testing for my AS diagnosis cost 1,500 American dollars, but insurance covered some of it so my parents only had to pay 800 American dollars. I think it was worth it.


Even the cost of yours is cheaper than over here and that's just for an AS diagnosis. How long did you have to wait? I think 800 dollars would be about 760 euro. I am sure insurance would cover them, for some of the cost.


I wouldn't generalize the cost of my diagnosis to all of the U.S. My school referred me to a neuropsychologist who has a deal with my school to charge students less than usual for neuropsychological evaluations. Plus a sound diagnosis of AS can't be given without a diagnostic interview including parental input and neuropsychological testing.

I had to wait about three months for my first appointment with the neuropsychologist.