You may contact CHADD of Northern California via the form, by phone or mail (see below).
CHADD of Northern California is NOT a referral service for physicians, coaches, therapists, or other ADHD professionals.
However, CHADD of Northern California does maintain a database of professionals who assist CHADD members seeking diagnosis, treatment, support or advocacy around AD/HD issues. Each member may receive three contact names at any one time.
It is important that you understand that CHADD does NOT make endorsements. The professional referral list is simply a LIST of professionals. CHADD of Northern California does not and can not vouch for the quality of services that they may provide, nor the experience that you may have with them, nor their fitness for, nor expertise in, providing any services whatsoever.
Before asking for Professional Contacts, please do the following:
- Go to a CHADD Support Group to educate yourself about what ADHD is and isn’t, the various treatment options available, and to get personal recommendations from other members about professional help that you may be seeking. These “people connections” will aid in your search and self-education. Look at the calendar to
find a group near you. (If there are no support groups in your area, continue to step 2.)
The reason we say this is because simply “finding a doctor” is not necessarily the be all and end all that people often think it would be. If you don’t have a good understanding of what ADHD is and isn’t, you’re likely to either waste time and money with an unknowledgeable doctor, get misdiagnosed with another ailment (or not diagnosed at all), be given the wrong medication, not be given proper instructions on how to take the medication, or worse. And it is simply a fact that many professionals, even those who say they know a lot about ADHD, often don’t.
This is why it is so important to come to meetings to discuss and learn about ADHD so that you can be an advocate in your treatment and get the help you need. And while at a meeting you can ask other members for their personal recommendations for doctors, therapists, coaches, etc.
- Become a Member of CHADD.
- Membership is required in order to receive the professional referrals.
- We can sometimes make an exception in case of hardship. If this is the case, please explain your circumstances.
- Only after reading steps 1 and 2, complete the request for professional resource form by clicking here.
- Include the member name under which you registered and your member number, if you have it.
- Include your geographic area.
- Tell us what kind of provider you seek (examples: a medical doctor who can prescribe medications, someone to do an assessment, a therapist, etc).
- Specify if this is for a child, teenager or adult.
INQUIRIES THAT DO NOT INCLUDE THIS INFORMATION CANNOT BE CONSIDERED.
Here is a list of Low Fee, Medi-Cal and Medicare Providers and Discount Medication Resources. Viewing this list does not require membership, though you may still want to consider the student/hardship membership.
The National Office of CHADD also has a Directory of Professional Members.
If you are a Professional interested in being on the list, also send a message using our contact form.
If you would like to recommend YOUR favorite, visit Your Favorites.
Please check the web carefully and look for the information you seek before calling. We do not answer the phone directly. When you leave a message, please repeat your phone number, with your area code, twice. Because we are volunteers, please allow time for us to respond. (Calling 45 minutes before a meeting to ask for directions will be unproductive.) If we do not respond within a few days, please do try us again.
The main phone number for a voice message is:
TOLL FREE 888-759-9758
Our Mailing Address is:
CHADD of Northern California
369 SANTA PAULA
SAN LEANDRO, CA 94579-1952
If you are contacting us for professional referrals, please make sure you have followed points 1, 2, and 3 above. Again, professional referrals are only for CHADD members. (Although we can sometimes make an exception in the case of hardship.) Thank you for your understanding!