The Lurie Children's Transition team strives to provide individualized and developmentally appropriate care to prepare youth and their families for the move to adult oriented health care systems. Appointments are available by referral only.
The team can meet with teens 1-2 times a year to start planning for the transition to adult health care and adult services. The team sees patients the fourth Monday (mornings) and Friday (afternoons) of the month at the Outpatient Center in Lincoln Park.
The Transition Team visits are for:
Teens 14 years old and up
Teens and families wanting to be more prepared for the transition to adult health care
Teens and families planning for their future needs in school/work, benefits, community programs
During the visit, we will:
Assess transition readiness - enhancing patient knowledge, skills, and responsibility for their health care
Connect patients to appropriate community resources, including insurance, benefits, guardianship, post high school resources
Create a Transition Care Plan
Communicate with your primary care and specialist doctors
The Transition Team does not provide general pediatric care, handle acute medical issues, or provide chronic disease management and does not guarantee referrals to adult providers. This should be handled by the referring pediatric care provider or subspecialist.
Make an Appointment
To make an appointment with the Transition Team, please obtain a referral from your doctor and then call 1.800.543.7362 (1.800.KIDS.DOC) to schedule an appointment with the “Transition Team.” You can contact the Transition Team at 312.227.5356 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on our program. Note: if patient is followed by the primary care section at Lurie Children’s Pediatrics-Uptown, they do not need to be referred because the primary care section provides transition services.