FASD Diagnostic Clinic

The Juneau FASD Diagnostic Clinic is part of a network of clinics across the state whose mission is to provide access to information and support to individuals affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

REACH is the umbrella organization for a team of community professionals with specialized training in diagnosing FASD. The team meets on a monthly basis to evaluate individuals (two per month) and determine if they meet the criteria for FASD.

The referral process begins with completion of a referral form. The Parent Navigator will contact the referral source to discuss completing a New Client Information packet. A Parent Navigator can assist with completion of this packet and collection of the medical, school and other records the team will need to review.

Eligible applicants need documentation of prenatal alcohol exposure.

Once all the records are collected, the team members review the information to determine if further evaluations are needed. Appointments with team members at their private offices will follow. The team then meets to determine the diagnosis and make recommendations. The team will then meet with the client and/or family to share the diagnosis and provide recommendations and referrals for ongoing support.

Members of the team may include a neurologist, psychiatrist, psychologist, pediatrician, general practitioner, physical therapist, occupational therapist, public health nurse, speech pathologist, social worker, parent navigator and a clinic coordinator.

There is no cost for the actual diagnosis. Medical providers will bill insurance for evaluations required for the diagnosis if needed.

To learn more about the FASD Diagnostic Clinic or to make a referral, call the REACH main number at 586-8228 or email juneaufasd@reachak.org.