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Transition: Healthcare Resources

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  • Health Care Milestones Skills List

    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)

  • Health Care Transition

    Health care transition means moving from pediatric (child) to adult health care. A good transition takes planning.

  • Health Insurance: Skills Tips

    Health Insurance for Children: (English) (Spanish)

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

  • Know Your Rights: Minors’ Consent and Access to Healthcare Services

    This guide from UIC’s Division of Specialized Care for Children aims to help youth understand their rights as a minor related to privacy and obtaining healthcare services.

    It covers –

    • Which services they can receive without parental consent.
    • When a parent can access their health information.
    • When a provider needs their consent before sharing their health information.

    The guide is available in English and Spanish.

  • Knowing Your Health Care Needs: Skills Tips

    (English) (Spanish)

  • Making Your Own Appointments: Skills Tips

    (English) (Spanish)

  • Managing Medical Treatments: Skills Tips

    Managing Medical Treatments for Children: (English) (Spanish)

    Managing Medical Treatment for Teens: (English) (Spanish)

  • Managing Medication: Skills Tips

    Managing Medication for Children: (English) (Spanish)

    Managing Medication for Teens: (English) (Spanish)

  • Mental Health Resources

    This document from UIC’s Division of Specialized Care for Children provides a listing of websites, fact sheets and videos to help youth and their families find mental health resources.

  • National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home

    Family members are the primary caregivers and support in a child’s life. Practices and healthcare organizations that are truly family-centered provide care in equal partnership with families, caregivers and children.

    This page for families and caregivers from the National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home includes tools, resources and links to information that will assist families in successfully partnering with their child’s medical home. It includes templates for how to build a care plan for your child.