How Do I Prepare for a Transition Visit?
Once we schedule your visit, you will receive a letter with your doctor’s name, time and date of the appointment, parking information and important information to bring. Please bring the following:
- Social Security Number
- Picture ID (license preferred)
- Health insurance card
- Immunization records
- All current medicines
- List of current doctors with phone numbers and addresses
- Medical History form - Fill out parts you know and can answer
A typical visit can take up to 2 hours or more
Your visit will be with a team, including time with a nurse, a social worker and a doctor. You will be asked lots of questions so we can make you a correct written care summary. This includes the forms you bring to the appointment, your doctor’s medical records and your school’s educational records. If you have them, please bring school records from an IEP and case conference and medical forms. Don’t worry if you don’t have copies, because we will help you get them. Here is a form you can use to get school or doctor’s record.
Questions may be addressed regarding the following goals:
1) Health Care Financing
- What are your insurance options as an adult with special needs?
- Will you need to apply for Medicaid Disability?
- Would Medicaid waiver services benefit your family?
2) Medical Home - Primary Care and Subspecialty Care
- Do you have a primary care physician to provide you with adult care?
- What types of adult specialists will you need to see (e.g. ENT, GI, Pulmonary, etc)?
- Will your current doctor want you to transfer to a new doctor at some time?
3) Community Care Coordination
- What other community resources can help you with specific health care or medical issues and needs?
- Do you work with a care manager or waiver case manager?
4) Education and Employment
- What are your plans for continuing your education?
- Do you have an IEP or 504 plan through your school?
- What kind of career interests you?
- Will you work and keep your benefits?
5) Family and Caregiver Support
- What groups are out there to provide your family with support and advice?
- What resources/groups would your family recommend to other families?
- How can you and your family plan best as a team?
- What types of transportation do you use?
- What transportation problems might you run into as an adult?
- Are Medicaid transportation services available to you?
7) Behavior and Mental Health
- How well do you enjoy life?
- Could counseling services benefit you?
8) Health Habits
- Does your diet & lifestyle promote your health?
- Do you have questions about participating in adult activities?
9) Self-Management and Self-Care
- Do you manage your own health care?
- How well do you understand your condition?
- What equipment do you need to take better care of yourself?
10) Recreation and Social Activity
- What clubs and activities are you involved in at school or in your community?
- Do your friends help you in a positive way?
11) Independent Living
- Where do you want to live in the future?
- How do you become more independent in your care at home, work, school and/or apartment?
12) Decision-Making and Legal Issues
- Who decides how to handle your finances and health care?
- Do you need more information on living wills, guardianship options, or advance care plans?