Every pediatric patient will need to transition to an adult physician, so they remain in an age-appropriate health care setting. Done abruptly, this change can be overwhelming and cause anxiety for young adults and their families. A planned, coordinated transition over years can help young adults continue to receive care that is uninterrupted and appropriate for their age.

Health Care Transition Program

Our Transition of Care Program offers support and education to young adults with chronic illnesses. For many young adults finding a new specialty doctor, who is comfortable treating them, is difficult. A transitional care coordinator guides each patient through their transition utilizing a multi-disciplinary care team to ensure the patient understands their disease and can independently care for every aspect of their disease.

Starting in their early teens, until age 21, patients receive education to prepare them for independence: medication management, future care providers, and preparing for college or the workforce.

General Information

Resources by Age

Early Transition Years (14-15)

Middle Transition Years (16-17)

Late Transition Years (18-21)


What Makes Us Different

Unique for a Health Care Transition Program, we share a campus with Long Beach Medical Center allowing many pediatric patients to transition smoothly to adult care without having to adjust to a new setting.

Additional Support