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Cognitive and behavioral evaluation to improve overall health

Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare offers neuropsychology evaluation services to provide comprehensive assessment of a person’s psychological functioning and thinking. Our neuropsychologists perform standardized tests to evaluate attention, memory, language, visuo-perceptual, motor, and sensory skills, as well as higher-order executive functions like planning, organizing, and problem solving.

When Is an Evaluation Needed?

This outpatient service is recommended for any person suspected of having a brain-based impairment that affects thinking skills or behavior. Common referral reasons include:

  • Stroke or aneurysm
  • Traumatic or acquired brain injury
  • Memory, functional, or cognitive impairment
  • Brain tumor
  • Cerebral anoxia/hypoxia
  • Dementing conditions, e.g. Alzheimer’s disease
  • Neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Seizure disorders, e.g. epilepsy, encephalitis
  • Medical illness, e.g. encephalopathy, hydrocephalus, metabolic disturbances, heart conditions, sleep apnea
  • Before and after a medical intervention, e.g. pre/post CABG or deep brain stimulation
  • Toxic chemical exposure
  • Chronic substance abuse
  • Movement disorders, e.g. Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease
  • Possibility of autism spectrum disorder
  • Other developmental disorders, e.g. ADHD, learning disabilities, developmental language disorder, intellectual disability, etc.

How Can an Evaluation Help?

Casa Colina’s Neuropsychology Evaluation Services can help to confirm or clarify a diagnosis, determine next steps in recovery and treatment, and discuss practical implications of ongoing challenges related to the patient’s injury or illness.

We provide a profile of strengths and weaknesses to guide rehabilitative, educational, and vocational services, documenting changes in functioning, including the effects of treatment. Based on our evaluation, we can generate referrals for neuropsychological treatment to other specialists, including speech pathologists, occupational and physical therapists, neurologists, psychiatrists, social workers, special education teachers, and vocational counselors.

Neuropsychology evaluation services also provide valuable education and guidance to family members or caregivers, helping them to better understand the challenges faced by patients with these conditions.

Does My Health Insurance Cover this Evaluation?

Yes, most health insurance plans cover this outpatient service. Patients/families are notified of their exact coverage prior to being seen for the evaluation. A physician referral is needed for insurance coverage.

For more information, please call 909/596-7733, ext. 3809 or toll-free 866/724-4127, ext. 3809. Healthcare providers can also fax prescription or referral forms to 909/593-0096 or contact us now.

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