Pediatric to Young Adult

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Pediatric to Young Adult

Turning 18 brings much responsibility for the now adult patient and their parents who have cared for you since birth. 

You're An Adult; Now What?

That transition from pediatric health care to young adults can be confusing when it relates to access to patient records and privacy protections for minors. The resources in this section will help you understand what responsibilities have now transfered forward to your young adult and even what responsibilities your minor child may have when it comes to some health care topics.    

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Guide to Turning 18
Parents sometimes struggle with how to help our child make the transition to taking on the important responsibility of managing  their medical care and likewise, young adults  also struggle with knowing all there is to know as they take on the management of their health. This website offers many practical tips on things to consider when a  child turns 18. 
http://www.stanfordchildrens.org/content-public/pdf/service/adolescent-m...