The Transition Medicine team at Cincinnati Children’s wants to partner with teenagers and young adults with chronic health conditions or developmental disabilities to create a plan for healthcare transition as they get older. Patients as young as 16 years old can be seen by members of the Transition Medicine team.
All teenagers and young adults should receive quality healthcare that is appropriate for their age. Healthcare transition is the process of an individual graduating from the pediatric system to the adult system. It is recommended that healthcare transition should be initiated in early adolescence around the age of 14. It is around the age of 14 that teenagers should assume more responsibility for their healthcare.