Transition to Adult Care

Navigating the transition from pediatrics to an adult health care provider. 

For Teens 

Let's talk about taking control of your health! When you turn 18, you will be legally responsible for your healthcare. You will decide who can access your health information and assist you in these decisions.  During your appointment, you can expect your doctor and our staff to speak directly to you about your health, plans, lab results and questions.   While you may still be on your parents' insurance, it will be your responsibility to make and keep appointments, to manage your immunizations and medications, and to  understand your health insurance and options. 
  
Our website will help you through this process, step by step. The first step will be getting you signed up for MyChart. This will allow easy communication and access to your health information.

For Parents

Let's talk about helping your child take control of their health! We are here to help you and your child build the skills they will need to transition to the adult healthcare world. Each teen's plan will be unique and personal. Our website has tools, discussion topics and questions to ask your teen and their doctor to determine readiness and timing. Click through our resources to develop a plan to help you and your teen through their healthcare transition.

For Parents of Children with Disabilities and Chronic Conditions

We recommend Lurie's Chronic Care Transition program.  Lurie understands that switching from pediatric to adult care can be a challenging adjustment for patients with disabilities and chronic conditions. They provide programs and support for teenage patients making sure they have continued access to high-quality health care throughout their adult lives.  

Resources

To Do List for Patients 18+

Parents and teens can review this helpful Checklist prior to their 18 year well visit or earlier if appropriate.  We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns with your pediatrician as they help you complete the Portable Medical Summary, which can be shared with your new adult care team at your first visit.  


Adult Providers Recommended by Lakeview Pediatrics
These health systems and their physicians offer a wide variety of medical specialties and patient services to help you stay healthy, stay informed and to prepare for your transition to adult care.
Northwestern Medical Group 
Rush University System for Heatlh 
NorthShore University Heatlh System 
Loyola Medicine
University of Chicago Medicine
Advocate Health Care 
Ascension
Erie Family Health Centers

Mental Health and Self Care
Parent Resources
How to Get Health Insurance
MyChart

MyChart

Use MyChart to:
- email your doctor
- access test and lab results
- request prescription refills
- make and manage appointments
- E-check in
- view your bills

Learn more about MyChart and view instructional videos on our MyChart page!
 
MyChart is not meant to replace the advice given to you by your clinician, and should not be used to diagnose a health-related problem or to substitute for medical care. MyChart messaging is not in real-time; allow at least two (2) business days for a response. If your child is having an emergency, call 911. If you think your child may need to be seen, call your child's clinician or 1.800.543.7362 (1.800.KIDS DOC).

MyChart Access for Teens

Complete this form to sign up for your MyChart account.  Your request will be routed to your pediatrician to complete setting up your account,  An email confirmation will be sent to you within 2 business days.

MyChart Access for Parents

Parents can complete this form to request MyChart access for their children.  If you are requesting access for your child/ren who is/are 12 or older, you will also need to submit a signed authorization form for Enhanced Access.  Learn more about the difference between Standard and Enhanced access to your child's information.

Learn more on our MyChart page!


Changing Primary Care Doctor with Your Insurance

An important step of the process of transitioning to an adult provider is making sure your insurance is aware of which provider you will be seeing and removing your affiliation with your Lakeview Pediatrics provider. To change your provider, you must select your new PCP (primary care provider) with your insurance company.  

Please find a few helpful tip sheets  on how to change your PCP on your insurance provider app or website.


Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to discuss transition of care with your provider, please let us know.  Our practice can assist in assessing readiness and creating a plan for your transition.