The Ohio State Neuropsychology Service is specialized in neuropsychological assessment of adults and geriatric patients with a range of conditions that can impact cognition, such as autoimmune, neurovascular, genetic and neurodevelopmental disorders, among many others.

The neuropsychologists at Ohio State work closely with other providers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute to promote positive patient outcomes by providing a transdisciplinary approach that emphasizes problem-solving ways to best assist our patients. This is done through regular communication between providers as well as through team meetings, research and training.

 

What should I expect on the day of my assessment?

Your assessment is a one-time appointment at the Ohio State Olentangy office. It may range anywhere from two to six hours, depending on the referral question. You will be contacted by our scheduler to set up your appointment, and you will be sent information regarding the appointment, clinic location and directions, and parking in advance of your appointment.

Once you arrive at the Ohio State Olentangy office, take an elevator up to the third floor and follow signs to Behavioral Medicine (Suite 310). Register at the desk with your insurance card and photo ID and have a seat. You then will be greeted by one of our staff members. You will then work one on one with an experienced technician, who will guide you through the evaluation process. 
 

What should I do to prepare for my assessment?

If possible, please ensure that you do the following in preparation for the visit:

  • Try to get a good night’s sleep
  • Eat a good breakfast
  • If you become cold/chilled easily, bring a cover-up or sweater
  • Bring any medications or snacks/lunch that you may need during your appointment
  • Bring your glasses, contact lenses and/or hearing aids
  • Bring a list of your current medications and/or supplements
  • Bring any copies of past psychological, neuropsychological or academic test reports

What should I expect after my assessment?

Assessment findings will be communicated to your treating physician in a technical report in 2-4 weeks.

What if English is not my first language?

Much of the assessment involves written and spoken language, but we understand that not everyone speaks English as a first language. If you have difficulty understanding and/or speaking English, let us know that you need an interpreter at the time that you schedule your appointment or when discussing the referral for this evaluation with your treating physician.

How do I schedule an appointment?

Your treating physician must submit a referral to our scheduling team, and then our billing specialists will submit a preauthorization for services. After that is complete, our scheduler will contact you to set up your appointment. Important: if there are any concerns about the cost of the evaluation, please discuss this at the time of scheduling or call us in advance of your appointment at 614-293-9600.

What if I have an emergency and need to reschedule my assessment?

We understand that emergencies arise. As soon as possible, please contact Mistii Zimmerman at 614-293-9600 to reschedule your assessment. Note that two late cancellations (i.e., within fewer than 24 hours) or no-shows may result in the need to be re-referred to our clinic.

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