New patients (or former patients)
For new patients (or if you saw a CHOP urologist as a child and would like to transfer your care back to CHOP and/or Penn), your first visit with the Urology Transitional Care Program will include an evaluation with our transitional adult urologist. You may also meet with a pediatric urologist who specializes in your condition.
Prior to your first appointment, call our office and we will help make sure your insurance is covered here.
If you are an existing patient who currently sees a CHOP pediatric urologist, you will continue to receive care from your primary urologist while you begin to establish a connection with our adult urologist.
Our adult urologist will begin seeing you while your care is still based at CHOP. Your care will be transferred to the adult clinic at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania when you and your medical team feel you are ready to make a successful transition to adult care.
Before your first appointment with the Urology Transitional Care Program:
- Address questions about concerns for transition as they arise with your pediatric urologist. Even before you are seen by the Urology Follow-up Program, your care team will start working closely with our adult urologist to make your transition as smooth as possible.
- Confirm your insurance coverage. We will work with you to make sure your insurance is accepted at HUP. If it is not, we will help you find another adult urologist in your area that takes your insurance.
Even after you transition to adult providers, your connection with your pediatric urologist will always be present. They will remain a part of your care team going forward, and be available for support or consultation as needed. Based on each patient's age and level of transition, additional appointments can be set up to help the patient (and family) acclimate to seeing an adult provider.
If you choose to see an adult urologist closer to home, CHOP's pediatric urologists will continue to remain connected to your care. No matter what, our goal is to help you make a successful transition to your adult care.
What to bring
- Name of the adult/pediatric urologist you last saw before returning to CHOP Urology, if applicable
- Any available records of urologic care (including prior surgery records, clinic notes, lab results and radiology studies)
- Any authorization your insurance company may require
- The name and phone number of your pharmacy
- A list of your current medications