Transition: Healthcare Resources
Got Transition and its National Family Health Care Transition Advisory Group have developed a new toolkit for families to use to guide their youth’s transition from pediatric to adult health care.
The Family Toolkit includes easy-to-use resources for youth and families to help youth assume more independence in taking care of their own health and using health services. Materials include a transition timeline, questions to ask your doctor, what turning 18 means for one’s health and more.
The Adult Congenital Heart Association’s ACHD Clinic Directory provides information on ACHD Board Certified providers certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and ACHA ACHD Accredited Centers.
You can search for clinics by zip code and state.
Conquering CHD has put together a Conquering CHD Transition Checklist to help youth with congenital heart disease manage their own care as they reach adulthood and move from their pediatric doctor to an Adult Congenital Heart Disease doctor.
This tip sheet from UIC’s Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) provides a listing of websites, fact sheets and videos to help youth and their families find mental health resources.
DSCC’s Annual Health Visits: Skills Tips
DSCC’s Difference in Care: Skills Tips
When you become an adult, your experience at the doctor’s office and the hospital might be different from what
you are used to. This fact sheet explains some of the changes you might notice.
DSCC’s Finding an Adult Healthcare Provider: Skills Tips
DSCC’s Health Care Skills Checklist
The Health Care Milestones Skills List provides a checklist for youth to identify health care skills and abilities they have met, and areas where they may need additional focus. The skills list also addresses medication and treatment management, and managing insurance benefits. Some of these activities may not apply to everyone. (English) (Spanish)
DSCC’s Health Care Transition: Skills Tips
Health care transition means moving from pediatric (child) to adult health care. A good transition takes planning.
Health Care Transition: (English), (Spanish)
DSCC’s Health Insurance: Skills Tips