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Transition Care From Pediatrician to Adult Primary Care

As of January 1, 2023, Delaware Pediatrics will continue to see patients only up until their 19 birthday for physicals. Please see the Adult Primary Care listing under forms for a list of practices in the area. You can also reach out to your insurance company to get a list of providers. Once a primary care provider has been established, please complete the transfer out form to have your records sent. We will continue seeing you for sick visits until a primary is established prior to the 20 birthday.

Child leaving parents to go to school.

Why does my child’s care need to be transferred?

The goal is for your child to always be seen by the doctors that can best help them at their developmental stage. Many primary care and specialty doctors who see children (pediatricians) are not trained to care for adults. When your child reaches adulthood, it may be best for your child to be seen by doctors who are experts in providing care to adults. It is important to have the provider managing your child’s medical concerns also address topics including sexuality, fertility, relationships, employment, family planning and long-term management of health issues that affect an adult body.

 

Have any questions on transition of care?

Please give our office a call at (716) 884-0230 to get additional information on the process and resources to help you and your child transition smoothly.