Health & Medical Assessments


nurse in blue scrubs with stethoscope stands with arms crossedGot Transition?

Developed by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, Got Transition aims to improve transition from pediatric to adult health care. The Youth and Families section has a number of assessments with guidance that students can use to determine their healthcare readiness. This section can also be translated to Spanish.


Transition Checklists

Developed by the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP), Transition Checklist for Parents & Caregivers identifies issues and creates a greater understanding of the skills and abilities that will help children transition into adulthood, starting at age 13, in regards to health care, doctor visits, and medical and health management. The Transition Checklist for Teens provides information about the skills teens need to learn to manage their health when they become adults.


Transition Timelines for Children & Adolescents

The Transition Timeline for Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities/Delays and Transition Timeline for Children and Adolescents with Chronic Illness/Physical Disabilites can be used to monitor and assess student progress through parent and child interactions that encourage independence, supports and services to consider, and programs ranging from birth to 22 years of age.

Note: These resources were adapted from the Adolescent Health Transition Project, sponsored by the Children with Special Health Care Needs Program, Washington State Department of Health, and the Clinical Training Unit, University of Washington, 1995. Based on a model developed by Dr. Stephen L. Kinsman, Kennedy Krieger Institute.


What is Health Care Transition?

The website Got Transition offers What is Health Care Transition? provides resources and links for students with disabilities who are preparing for health care as an adult.

This page was updated January 26, 2021


Young woman in striped shirt holds tabletAmerican College of Physicians Toolkits to Facilitate Health Care Transitions

The American College of Physicians has published disease-specific tools in the Pediatric to Adult Care Transitions Toolkit for young adults in transition to help them successfully achieve optimal self-care. These tools contain a transition readiness assessment for pediatric clinicians, a medical summary and transfer record, and a self-care assessment for adult clinicians.


Engage Transition Toolkit (Mental Health Needs)

The Engage Transition Toolkit helps students with mental health issues and their families discuss and assess their readiness to transition from school to adult life. Engaging the Next Generation to Achieve Their Goals through Empowerment or ENGAGE is an initiative of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (ODMHAS), funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA).


National Deaf Center: Transition Resources

The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) is a technical assistance and dissemination center funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to support postsecondary outcomes for individuals who are deaf, deaf-blind, deaf-disabled, hard of hearing, or late deafened. The center offers a continually expanding library of resources available to help students with deafness or hearing impairments successfully prepare for post-secondary transition.

This page was updated January 26, 2021


Developing a Portable Medical Summary

Developed by the HIE Help Center, Developing a Portable Medical Summary offers a wealth of information regarding developing a portable medical summary that a person carries with them and provides to all of their medical practitioners. Health care transition planning resources and examples of portable medical summaries are also available.


Portable Medical Survey

Developed by the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP), the Portable Medical Survey can be completed and used with students as a short, practical resource that outlines health issues and needs. It can be used as a tool to prompt discussion concerning self-advocacy and awareness-building of present health issues with the student and and other appropriate parties.


January 26, 2021

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This page was updated January 26, 2021