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Transition: Healthcare Resources

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  • GLMA

    GLMA is a national organization committed to ensuring health equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and all sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals.

    GLMA provides resources for patients, including a provider directory.

  • Got Transition

    Got Transition aims to help youth and young adults move from pediatric to adult health care. Its website includes frequently asked questions and resources for youth and young adults as well as parents and caregivers.

  • Guardianship & Alternatives: Skills Tips

    (English) (Spanish)

  • 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)

  • How SSI and SSDI Can Help Patients

    The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) provides valuable information and understanding to patients navigating the healthcare system.

    PAF’s Education Resource Library offers information on a wide variety of individual health and health insurance-related topics as well as understanding Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

    Many of PAF’s resources are also available in Spanish.

    PAF is also available by phone Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., at (800) 532-5274.

  • 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)