By now you may be able to make a health appointment for yourself, see the health professional alone, ask them any questions you have and refill medications. If you are still learning that is ok - look back at the resources from the earlier transition stages and continue to discuss your questions and concerns with your healthcare team.
If you feel ready, you can start to plan for your move. Here is how you can start to get prepared:
Take the transition readiness quiz:
Talk to your healthcare team about what you want your transfer to look like and the results from your quiz and checklist. Here are some ideas on what questions to ask.
Work with your healthcare team to identify the goals you need to achieve for your transition and break these goals down into manageable and achievable tasks. You can use this goal planning sheet to help you.
Understanding, summarising, and communicating your health needs is important for managing your health and when meeting your new healthcare team. Remember to continue updating your medical summary so that all your important health information is ready for your new adult healthcare team.
You can also keep track of all your health appointments using the schedule of health appointments document.
You may be experiencing many other normal developmental changes and challenges at this time. Click below to find out where to go to get more information and advice on:
- Northcott vocational skills training and education – https://northcott.com.au/vocational-skills-training-and-employment/
- Includeability – https://includeability.gov.au
- SCIA EmployAbility – https://scia.org.au/employability/
- Northcott sexuality and relationship education – https://northcott.com.au/sexuality-and-relationship-education/
- Royal Rehab sexuality service – https://royalrehab.com.au/sexuality-service/
- Headspace – headspace.org.au
- Kids Helpline – Teens – kidshelpline.com.au
- Youth Beyond Blue – beyondblue.org.au