Autism & ADHD Assessments in Kent

The Northgate Clinic

62 Northgate,
Canterbury,
Kent,
CT1 1BB

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Face to face appointments at our Kent clinic

Originally starting out in Shrewsbury, The Autism Service has been delivering autism and ADHD assessments for both children and adults since 2019.

With over 700,000 people living with autism across the UK, we recognised the need to supply face-to-face appointments at more locations. Waiting months for an autism diagnosis can be stressful and opening our Kent clinic means private assessments are now more readily available.

Since opening our Kent clinic in June 2023, we’ve been able to increase regional capacity and carry out hundreds of assessments. With our full range of assessments available, we are able to carry out assessments for both autism & ADHD as well as combinations of the two. Crucially, all assessments are available for both children and adults.

Our clinicians deliver fast, accurate diagnostic assessments to identify whether an individual has ASD or ADHD.

Why people choose us

  • Your appointments will always be face to face
  • Our assessment pathways follow national guidance from NICE
  • You will only be seen by clinicians who are professionally regulated in their practice
  • Your assessment will include at least one in-person appointment
  • We use the best available tools to assist diagnosis
  • You will be assessed by a multi-disciplinary team
  • The outcome of the assessment will be recognised by external organisations

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What to expect from your assessment

Below, you’ll find links to video resources we’ve put together to help you understand what to expect from the assessment process. If you have any questions at all on our process, please reach out and one of the team will be able to put your mind at ease.

Adult ASD Pathway

Child ASD Pathway

Adult ADHD Pathway

Child ADHD Pathway

“I cannot fault this organisation from the first phone call to the follow-up report. Everyone was friendly, professional, and caring. I would recommend.”

“Very professional and extremely helpful and friendly. I didn’t receive the outcome I anticipated but gained so much knowledge into what is going on and received plenty of recommendations on what to do next.”

“My child can be quite difficult in challenging situations. The team at The Autism Service were fantastic. I’ve never seen her so comfortable.”

How to find us

Our Kent clinic is located right in the heart of Canterbury city centre and is easily accessible by both car, as well as public transport. There is no onsite parking, but there’s plenty of pay and display car parks that are a short walk away from the clinic. The Sainsbury’s on Kingsmead Road has two hours free parking and is a five-minute walk away from the clinic.

We strongly believe in equality of all individuals and identify as LGBTQ+ friendly, with gender-neutral toilets. Our clinic is suitable for wheelchair users, as well as a welcoming reception team who are happy to assist with queries from visitors.

Getting here

62 Northgate,
Canterbury,
Kent,
CT1 1BB

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Kent clinic FAQs

Our clinic is located in the heart of Canterbury city centre and is easily accessible from surrounding areas, such as Whitstable and Margate. If travelling from Whitstable, take the B2205 and A290, past the University of Kent campus and straight into central Canterbury, where you’ll find our clinic. For clients travelling from Margate, use the A28 via Canterbury Road to arrive at the clinic.

There is no onsite parking near the clinic, although there is plenty of pay and display car parks that are within a short walk away from the clinic. The Sainsbury’s car park on Kingsmead Road is a five-minute walk away and has two hours free parking for visitors visiting us.

All rooms located at our clinic are on the ground floor and are wheelchair accessible, with a wheelchair toilet on-site. Please call our friendly team who will be able to make the necessary arrangements when booking an appointment with us.

There is currently no waiting list at any of our clinics. Please call us directly on +44 0300 303 0667 or submit a booking form above for full details. Please note, waiting times can vary throughout the year.

At our Kent clinic, we offer autism, ADHD and combined ASD/ADHD assessments for both adults and children. Whichever service you choose, you will receive a full face-to-face, NICE-compliant diagnostic assessment.

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