Transitioning to adulthood or the process of becoming an adult, involves new experiences and decisions. Issues like health insurance, finding a doctor who takes care of adults, choosing a work or school setting, transportation and housing present new and sometimes overwhelming challenges.
The Transition Guides on this page provide information and guidence about a very important part of that process — gaining healthcare independence. Parents can learn how to support youth in taking charge of their health care, and youth, teens, and young adults can learn the skills that will prepare them for success. Youth with special health care needs may need more time and practice to reach that goal. Start early and plan ahead!
The links below take you to interactive PDF files of Idaho's Health Care Transition to Adulthood materials. These can be downloaded, filled out electronically and saved. Or, you can fill out the form to receive printed copies of the guides.
» Guide for ages 12-15
» Guide for ages 16-18
» Guide for ages over 18
» Guide for parents
The following guides can be printed and filled out on paper:
» Moving on
» Plan para una Transicion Sana
» Tu Futuro Tu Vida
» El Plan de Transicion para Adolescentes de 16 a 18 anos
» Planes de Transicion de la pre a la adolesencia
» Carpeta de Transicion de Idaho