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Health Care

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. The resources below can help you learn more and assist you with this transition.

Click HERE to watch a video from Nemours that describes how young people can be more involved as they move from the pediatric to the adult health care world. This includes the skills they will need to be successful and how being an adult patient will differ from their pediatric experience.