Diabetes Center for Children

Transitioning to Adult Care

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia runs several programs to support transitioning patients to adulthood.

Resources for Patients and Families

Care Binders

A Care Binder is an organizing tool for families who have children with special healthcare needs. Care Binders help you keep track of important information about your own or your child’s health and care. To create your own Care Binder, choose one of the following:

Community Resources for Families

The Community Resources database offers families and professionals the opportunity to see what resources are available in the region and, in some instances, across the country.

Search the Community Resources Database.

Tips for parents and caregivers

First Steps to Teach Children About Their Health Ages 4-6
Next Steps to Help Children Understand Their Health Ages 7-10
Preparing Children to Take Charge of Their Health Ages 11-13
Guiding Youth to Take Charge of Their Health Ages 14-17
Transitioning Young Adults from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare Ages 18-21

Tips for patients to take charge of their health

It’s Your Health: What You Need to Know Ages 11-13
It’s Your Health: What You Need to Know Ages 14-17
It’s Time: Are You Ready to Transition to Adult Healthcare? Ages 18-21
Taking Charge of Your Health – A Guide for Teens and Young Adults Brochure
Taking Charge of Your Health – A Guide for Teens and Young Adults (Flyer)
Emergency Information Wallet Card

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