Right to Choose (RtC) means that you can choose the healthcare provider you want to provide an autism assessment for your child.
'We're a Qualified Provider under the NHS Right to Choose, and we're proud to offer this service to young people outside of Essex. We've had people travel as far away as Cornwall for face-to-face assessments. Our pilot service received amazing feedback, with parents finding the experience of coming to Provide Wellbeing for a right-to-choose autism assessment incredibly stress-free, which we're delighted to hear because the very heart of what we do is patient care and being able to offer our services to patients across the whole country is incredibly exciting.'Paul Cooke, Managing Director
To learn more about the eligibility requirements, registration, and screening questionnaires, please visit our dedicated ASD webpage.
You can also contact a team member who will be happy to discuss your Right to Choose available pathway.
Check out our video to learn more about the program.
Locally the waiting time where I am in Kent is 3 years so it was really good for my son to receive his assessment so quickly. He gets quite nervous when attending appointments but was made to feel comfortable and at ease throughout the appointment and at the end it was explained to him really well what it means to have autism which really helped him feel happy and content with his diagnosis as opposed to worrying about it.
I found the entire process through Provide Wellbeing very reassuring after having battled with the system run by the NHS in my area...The clinic itself was easy to find and imaculate and the people we saw there were so friendly that it made what we had expected to be a difficult day no problem at all. We were all treated kindly and with respect and our son actually enjoyed the assessment and was really relaxed and happy talking to the therapists. The explanation after our appointment was very clear and again, any questions we had were answered thoroughly.
The service was brilliant and ran smoothly. There was very limited waiting around, which is always a positive, especially for my son. The staff were very welcoming and friendly, too. The feedback at the end of the assessment was welcomed, as it helps to put anxiety to rest and provide some much needed answers...Thank you for today, to the staff. We were made welcome and listened too. And as a parent, I felt validated, with my concerns.
Regarding the service you provide, there isn’t a way to improve it. I told the clinicians I saw on the day they have changed my daughters life (in a good way). We had no hope of getting a diagnosis locally as they fail to recognise masking girls and their triage forms didn’t capture my daughter. On top of that, a 3+ year wait for assessment would have meant she was sitting her GCSE’s before she even had an assessment. Your service was an absolute life saver and I will sing your prayers forever!
Our experience with Provide wellbeing was faultless... we were treated with respect and given information to help our daughter to know where she was going...We didn't feel rushed and felt our views were heard and listened too by the doctor and he was extremely calm, professional and made us feel relaxed...we knew our daughter was in great hands...It was so comforting and validating as parents with an autistic child for someone to see what we do...I would recommend your services to anyone requiring a quick, faultless, professional, caring assessment and more professionals should be using your services to help the children struggling within the Essex area...
As you can imagine I was very apprehensive going to the appointment. My daughter was anxious and was begging me not to leave her when we got there but it was such a calm and welcoming environment that her worries soon went. All the team were very friendly, thank you.
Everyone involved with the diagnosis process made us feel at ease. When our son went to play he was having such a great time that he didn't want to leave. In fact, he asked this morning if he could go back and see them again.
The place, the location was very nice and calm. The service was very very good. We saw Dr Amin, such a lovely man, made us as a family very comfortable and at ease. We also saw Hannah and Amy, they were very good with my child. Our experience at this place has been outstanding...Thank you so much for our positive experience.
Hannah Westwood and Dr Band were both warm, friendly and compassionate, putting my daughter and I at ease straight away . They were extremely professional. Thank you
Absolutely top quality service from start to finish. Booking in was swift and easy. I got an appointment offered within weeks and the staff during my son's assessment were outstanding. They explained everything to us in detail and offered some great feedback. Would definitely recommend
I have had the best experience with Provide Wellbeing. My son has finally had a diagnosis for ADHD and the Dr...made the process so easy and smooth. Absolutely over the moon.
We were treated with respect and care throughout and they really looked after my daughter, putting her at ease as much as they could. They addressed all of our questions and concerns and explained everything before, during and after. I would highly recommend this team. They have helped us enormously. Thank you very much.
Dr Band, Hannah and Amie were all so good with our Son. He enjoyed the experience and it wasn't stressful at all. Very impressed!
Very welcoming on arrival and my daughter quickly settled into the independent play which wasn't necessarily expected! She was made comfortable and was engaged very quickly. Thorough and clear with outcomes shared carefully and thoughtfully.
The facility was incredible. So impressed that we were able to be the only ones there. Superb for ASD assessments and children that will in all likelihood feel overwhelmed. Amazing supportive staff who took extra time to talk to my child and me after the assessment was completed regarding their trans gender feelings. They then adjusted the report to include my child's name and gender preferences. First time we've vocalised this to any healthcare professionals. It was dealt with so sensitively and supportively. Thank you
Staff were so welcoming when we first came in and made us all feel at ease. The Dr was interested and even asked to keep my notes. The ladies who did the practical assessment were nice and seemed well informed and gave a clear explanation post assesment. Even though my daughter masks and is high functioning there seemed to be no doubt about the diagnosis. They noticed subtle behaviours and referred to them during the de brief. I was so happy to recieve the outcome in the day too. Overall we're very happy with the experience and would recommend Provide Wellbeing to others
The team at Provide well-being were all very welcoming making our visit & overall experience relaxed & calm. They adapted to my son's anxiety when he left the room & reassuring to us as family. They delivered the outcome without my child present which I will forever be eternally grateful to them for as I already knew what the answer was going to possibly be but I was still overwhelmed with emotions & they made sure that my son did not have to witness my reaction to his diagnosis.
Was extremely helpful made myself feel at ease with everything going on and made it a comfortable environment for my boys whilst interacting with them. Explained everything what was happening to what they had seen and was able to give me the outcome on the day!
I just want to thank the three of you for everything you’ve done. Your service was incredible, you were all so supportive, caring, helpful and understanding.
The entire process went very smoothly. I was impressed with all the information that was gathered on top of what I provided. Dr Band was absolutely lovely. He was perfect with my daughter. Thank you
Such a lovely kind doctor. So good with my little girl. And so good to me also. Very daunting and confusing process but the doctor was so helpful explaining things to me in simple terms. Highly recommended
Hannah and Amy were amazing. Made me, my husband and twins so comfortable. Explained everything in detail and were both so caring. I couldn't thank them enough for making it easier on us.
Amazing! We (13 daughter & I) waited only 4 weeks for ASD assessment following referral to the Chelmer clinic from our community paediatrician. The clinic is new and set in lovely grounds. It is central and east to find. We were made to feel relaxed from the phone call to book the appt where things were explained, to the information sent via email so we'd know what to expect. On arrival Dr Band, Helen and Claire (?) were so friendly and immediately put us at ease. We felt listened to and not rushed.
Second time visiting, this time for myself and not my child. Dr Band is always very welcoming. Explains everything clearly. I recommend the services already for children but will extend my recommendation to adults. Thank you
Dr Band was very welcoming and displayed a genuine empathetic and caring manner to my son. My son felt at ease with Dr Band which meant he was able to be honest about how he was feeling. The appointments were prompt, thorough and detailed. We were also given a plan of care for my son going forward.
Amazing, kind and patient especially Dr. Band. Just really lovely person through and through.