Yes, a private-pay evaluation can cost $1,000 to as much as over $4,000. And, many insurance policies won’t cover it.
Sometimes, you can find programs at a university where graduate or medical students do the evaluation and that tends to be less expensive. There may also be a sliding-scale payment clinic near you.
I think some psychiatrists may give a diagnosis after a few office visits, which may be covered by your insurance.
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