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Transition: Healthcare Resources

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  • A Family Toolkit: Pediatric-to-Adult Health Care Transition

    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.

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Clinic Directory

    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 Transition Checklist

    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.

  • DSCC – Mental Health Resources for Youth Tip Sheet

    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

    (English) (Spanish)

  • 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.

    Differences in Care: (English), (Spanish)

  • DSCC’s Finding an Adult Healthcare Provider: Skills Tips

    This tip sheet provides helpful information for making the transition to adult healthcare providers. (English) (Spanish)

  • 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

    Health Insurance for Children: (English) (Spanish)

    Do You Understand Insurance for Teens: (English) (Spanish)