Get an ASD Diagnosis

In order to meet medical necessity for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) services, beneficiaries age 0-21 will have to have a diagnosis of ASD based on acomprehensive psychological assessment/testing from a licensed psychologist, licensed psychoeducational specialist (LPES) or developmental pediatrician that indicates that ASD treatment services are necessary for their behavioral health care.

View the Comprehensive Psychological Assessment Provider Directory for a listing of providers who can complete a comprehensive psychological assessment for an ASD diagnosis.

Psychologists, LPES or developmental pediatricians providers can also be found using the SCDHHS website,, and searching for the provider type “Medical Professional.” Once in the search engine, psychologists, LPES and developmental pediatricians providers can be found.


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