Here you’ll find frequently asked questions about MOFAS Diagnostic Clinic. Find your answers here.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does an appointment take?
Just as each child is unique, so is each FASD assessment.  In general, the diagnostic process takes
3 -6 hours to complete, and may include one or more of these assessments:

  1. History (Clinical Care Coordinator)
  2. Physical Exam (Medical Provider)
  3. Neurodevelopmental Assessment (Psychologist)
  4. Diagnosis (Diagnostic Team)
  5. Evaluation Report (Diagnostic Team)

What is the process to make an appointment?
The process to schedule an appointment at the MOFAS Diagnostic Clinic has several steps:

  1. Contact Mercedes Rider, MOFAS Senior Clinic Coordinator at 651-917-2370.  Mercedes will conduct a short in-take over the phone and then send you an intake packet to fill out and return to MOFAS.
  2. Once your intake packet is returned to MOFAS, Mercedes will request your necessary records.
  3. When the records are completed, Mercedes will contact you to schedule an appointment.

What insurance plans does the MOFAS Diagnostic Clinic accept?
The MOFAS Diagnostic Clinic accepts most health plans and insurance. If you want to know what your specific health plan covers, then you should locate your benefit information in your plan documents or on the health plan’s website.  If you are unsure of your benefits for the clinic, you can contact your health plan at the phone number on the back of your insurance card. 


If you seek additional questions please contact MOFAS at 651-917-2370.

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