Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care

A major milestone in a young adult living with hydrocephalus is the transition from pediatric to adult medical care. Planning for transition is vital, but this process can be complex and overwhelming.

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As adolescents become young adults, they typically must leave the pediatric health care system for the adult health care system, a process called health care transition. They will have new physicians and practitioners in a setting that is very different from the pediatric system. Planning for transition is vital, but this process can be complex and overwhelming.


HA’s Transition Initiative: Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care

A major milestone in a young adult living with hydrocephalus is the transition from pediatric to adult medical care. Learn about the HA Transition Initiative.

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Aging Out of Pediatric Care: A Cautionary Tale

Four. That is how many different hospitals I visited trying to transition from a pediatric to an adult neurosurgery program in the midst of a shunt malfunction.

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