Transition to Adulthood Services Resources
Healthcare Transition Resources: Taking Charge of Your Health
A primary care provider is an important health professional who sees you for most of your medical needs, routine screenings, wellness visits, and non-emergency illnesses. Finding the right one is an important step in taking care of your health.
This resource from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provides tips for finding a new healthcare provider when you’re transitioning from pediatric to adult care.
This is a helpful resource to assess what you already know about your health as you prepare to transition to an adult healthcare provider.
This resource from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provides general tips for patients transitioning from pediatric to adult care.
This resource from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provides information on working with the office of vocational rehabilitation in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Got Transition® is a federally funded center that offers many resources for young adults and their families to support them in their journey as they transition from pediatric to adult healthcare. Access resources here.
This resource from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provides information on how to switch Medicaid providers in Pennsylvania.
This resource is for Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia patients 18 years of age and older to learn about how becoming an adult affects your medical care.
This resource from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provides tips and information you should gather to help you prepare for your healthcare appointment.
Use this primary care finder to find free and low-cost medical care in Philadelphia.
This resource from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provides information for applying for social security benefits when you transition to adult healthcare.
Teenagers: soon you’ll be an adult. Adults need adult doctors. When you reach late teens or early 20s, your ability to manage your healthcare will be important to your health. We want you to be ready.
Healthcare Transition Tips for Parents & Caregivers
This resource from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provides information about Individualized Education Programs as part of transition planning.
For Parents and Caregivers
This resource will help to show what your child already knows about their health; and will show areas that you think they (or you) need to know more about as they transition to an adult healthcare provider.
In the not-so-distant future, your child will be an adult. Adults need adult doctors. Your child’s ability to manage his or her care will be very important to staying as healthy as possible. That’s why we have a special Transition Program.
Educational Materials for Practitioners
Got Transition has developed two different measurement approaches, described below, to assess the extent to which the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition 2.0 are being incorporated into clinical processes.
This document should be completed by pediatric medical providers, in collaboration with patients and their caregivers, then should be shared with the transitioning patient’s new, adult medical providers, as well as the patient and their caregivers, as appropriate.
This is a sample of a letter to be written by the pediatric provider, and sent to the new adult provider of a patient transitioning to adult care.
This clinical pathway describes the process of transitioning a pediatric patient to an adult healthcare provider.
Healthcare Transition Tips for Young Adults with Intellectual Challenges
If you are a high school or a college student with a disability, you have come to the right place! The Student Lounge has resources designed to help you learn more about how to prepare for and be successful in postsecondary education and careers.
Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP) offers a self-advocacy guide for transition to adulthood, with information to help you in advocating for yourself or someone else with a disability.
Transitioning can be an overwhelming process. Pacer’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment offers resources on the transition process for middle school and high school, postsecondary education, employment, benefit programs, and independent and community living.
Living With Diabetes
This resource is for patients with diabetes who are going to college.
Support and Education Groups
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ensures that individuals with disabilities are given protection from discrimination. Often at school, this means that a child is allowed reasonable accommodations as determined by a 504 Committee.
When you have a chronic health condition, transferring from your pediatric team to an adult team can be challenging. In this video, staff and patients offer tips about how to make a smooth transition.
If you have a chronic health condition, you have many things to consider when choosing a college. Your care teams can help.
When you are a young adult with a chronic health condition, you have many extra responsibilities to manage. Decisions about drinking, dating and other aspects of adulthood are even more difficult.
No one likes to think about health insurance. But if you are a teenager with a chronic condition, you must think about health insurance and make sure you don't lose it.
When you have a chronic illness, the key to a smooth transition from pediatric to adult healthcare is preparing early and talking to parents and healthcare providers about how they can help.
As a young adult with chronic illness, camp is a great way to learn how to self-manage your condition — but with a safety net of medical personnel nearby if you need them.