Transitioning from Pediatric Care to Adult Primary Care
Prepare your child for the transition from a pediatrician to an adult provider. As your child is growing up and moving towards adulthood, prepare them for the transition to an adult provider.
Here are some tips to prepare:
- Begin the conversation with your child and their pediatrician when your child is between the ages of 12-14.
- Let your teenager guide the conversation and include them in all discussions with their providers to prepare for their independence.
- Schedule your transition appointment with your pediatrician.
- Come prepared to the transition appointment with questions on your child's medical needs, appointment records, medical records, medications and insurance.
Now that your child is getting older, it is important for them to take an active role in their health and in managing their life as an adult. We've created disease specific overviews as a tool for them to help better understand their condition as they make the transition to college, a job or moving away.