Youth in Transition

At Alberta Children's Hospital, we say goodbye to hundreds of youth each year as they turn 18 and transition to adult medical care. If you’re entering your teens, it won't be long before you're following in their footsteps. Are you ready?

We believe the key to being ready is to start learning at an early age how to manage your own healthcare needs. This website, designed for youth 12 and up, will help you do just that. It offers tips on taking charge of your own healthcare, gives you the 411 on what adult care is like, and highlights supports and resources available.

In addition, there’s a special Becoming Independent section to answer the many questions we receive from youth with chronic health conditions and/or disabilities.

Check out these videos about transitioning from pediatric to adult care.