Neuropsychology Clinic

The Stanford Neuropsychology Clinic is the largest clinical neuropsychology program in Northern California. Our neuropsychology team has more than 20 years of experience in providing comprehensive neuropsychology assessments and treatment recommendations.

Neuropsychology Clinic
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300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-721-6024 Getting Here
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300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-721-6024 Getting Here
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What Is the Purpose of a Neuropsychology Assessment?

The major purposes of a neuropsychology assessment are to assist with questions about:

  1. Integrity of cognitive functions
    The evaluation is helpful to determine the presence, nature, and severity of cognitive dysfunction. We provide a baseline to monitor future changes in cognitive abilities, mood and personality, including treatment effects.
  2. Differential diagnosis – to confirm or clarify a diagnosis
    Regarding differential diagnosis, we help to discriminate between neurological and psychiatric disorders. One unique contribution of the neuropsychological assessment is the detection and evaluation of cerebral dysfunction in the absence of clear anatomical evidence of alterations. We also identify psychological factors such as depression that contribute to cognitive dysfunction.
  3. Treatment planning
    We provide treatment recommendations for cognitive disorders and psychological adjustment, including a profile of strengths and weaknesses to guide rehabilitation, educational, vocational, or other services. We also determine cognitive capacity for work, school, and independent living.
  4. Capacity
    The evaluation can serve to assess capacity and readiness to return to work or other important life activities, such as financial management and driving, after a brain injury or neurologic illness. Such evaluations address whether a person is able, from a mental ability perspective, to make a successful return to major life roles. We address strengths and weaknesses with regard to performing such roles, and the adjustments and adaptations that may be necessary to optimize the chance of a successful return.

For Patients

Please discuss your concerns with your health care practitioner. A referral directly from your health care practitioner can facilitate the referral process, including authorization for health care insurance coverage.

If you have had prior neuropsychological, psychological, or educational testing, please arrange to have those records sent to us for review prior to your appointment.

 

Call us to make an appointment

650-721-6024

For Health Care Professionals

PHYSICIAN HELPLINE

Phone: 1-866-742-4811 
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday,  8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

TRANSFER CENTER

Phone: 1-800-800-1551,  24 hours - 7 days a week

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.

HOW TO REFER

Outside providers, please call 650-721-6024 or fax a referral form to 650-498-7868.

STANFORD PROVIDERS

Stanford providers should place an order via EPIC for Neuropsychology (Ref 107). The referring clinic will need to obtain insurance authorization through COAR (SHC Centralized Outpatient Authorization & Referrals) or their departmental referral coordinator, but we can provide information and support.

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