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For Youth & Young Adults: Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Transitioning to Adult Health Care

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source: Family Voices (Got Transition)


During Your Adolescent Years:

• When do I start to meet with you on my own for part of the visit to become more independent when it comes to my own health and health care?
• What do I need to learn to get ready for adult health care? Do you have a checklist of self-care skills that I need to learn?
• Can I work with you to prepare a Medical Summary and Emergency Care Plan?
• When I turn 18, what information about privacy and consent do I need to know about? If I need help with making health decisions, where can I get information about this?
• At what age do I need to change to a new doctor for adult health care?
• Do you have any suggestions of adult doctors to transfer to?


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