Preparing for adult hospital

Information and education are the keys to successful transition to adult health care.

There are some things that might help the process, such as:

  • Starting to talk to your doctors on your own, or perhaps just seeing the doctor on your own for part of your appointment
  • Learning more about how changes that happen during adolescence may affect your health
  • Become more independent with health care - for example, take responsibility for medication, learn what to do in an emergency and book appointments
  • Make sure you have a trusted GP
  • Learn about the adult health system and services you can access
  • Get your own Medicare card

Do you have a chronic health condition? Are you concerned about moving to the adult health system and navigating it on your own?

If you are, or have been, a patient of Sydney Children’s Hospital or The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Trapeze can help you.

Trapeze is a supported leap into adult care. The friendly staff can help you through:

  • developing stronger links with a GP or medical specialist                                                                                                          
  • face to face and telephone support
  • facilitating care coordination
  • health coaching
  • navigating the health system
  • making sure you have entitlements and your own Medicare card

Contact: Phone (02) 9382 5457 or email

We're located in The Bright Alliance, Level 7, Centre for Adolescent and Young Adult Health, Corner of High and Avoca Street, Randwick.

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