Transition of Care

A young girl discussing her pediatric transition of care

Kids with chronic or complex medical conditions can’t stay in pediatric care forever. They will need to see adult-care health care providers once they reach young adulthood. But making that transition can be overwhelming. Our Nemours pediatric transition of care team can help you plan and anticipate what may be different — from selecting adult care specialists to applying for programs in your community — so when it’s time, it’s not so scary after all.

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Nemours: A Leader in Pediatric Transition of Care

In 2008, the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., was one of the first children’s hospitals in the nation to launch a comprehensive pediatric transition of care program that covers all chronic and complex medical specialties, including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, cystic fibrosis, autism, congenital heart disease, diabetes, cancer, genetic anomalies and more.

Now, other children’s hospitals around the country are learning from us and developing their own programs. We’re proud to play a part in sharing this important initiative with children beyond our circle of care.