What is Health Care Transition?

Health care transition is the process of getting ready for health care as an adult. During childhood, parents usually help with medical needs—they call for doctor appointments, fill out forms, and keep track of medications. As youth get older, managing medical needs becomes their own responsibility. Achieving this independence requires an organized transition process to gain independent health care skills, prepare for an adult model of care, and transfer to new providers.  

Resources

  • Health Transition Wisconsin 
    Resources to assist Wisconsin youth, families and health professionals with the transition from pediatric to adult care.

     
  • Family Voices of Wisconsin
    Family Voices of Wisconsin hosts training sessions throughout the state for families and providers.

     
  • Got Transition
    Features health care transition supports and resources for youth moving into the adult health care system. 
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