Financial Advocacy in RARE: Navigating the U.S. Health System for Young Adults

May 26, 2021

Early adulthood spans ages 15 to 26. But the age of 18 is considered the age at which you can legally make decisions about your own health care. As you approach 18, it’s helpful to start thinking about what you need to know to manage your own care. The earlier you begin thinking about your transition to adult health care, the more time you will have to prepare. When you feel ready to move to adult care, talk with your pediatric doctor to see if they can help you plan your transition over time.

This toolkit provides information and tools to help you have purposeful conversations with your family and care providers as you transition from pediatric to adult care. These conversations can prepare you to make the transition, set health goals, and work with your adult care team.


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