CSH Healthcare Transitioning
Teens and young adults should be active participants in the transition to adult services. This is a time for parental support without being overprotective. "Letting go" is a necessary process experienced by both parent and young adult. Provided below are resources to help with the transitioning process.
To get started, CSH has compiled a list of Suggestions for Transitioning to Adulthood.
Financial Assistance, Health Insurance and Medication Programs
For information about Supplemental Security Income (SSI) contact the Social Security Administration at: 1-800-772-1213.
You can also take a look at their Listings of Impairments to see if your disability(ies) may qualify.
For information about the Wyoming Health Insurance Pool contact the Wyoming Health Insurance Pool Administrator (Blue Cross Blue Shield) in Cheyenne, WY.
Toll free in Wyoming: 1-800-442-2376
Outside Wyoming: 307-634-1393
You can also visit their website or check out their brochure.
The Wyoming Prescription Drug Assistance Program is a state funded pharmaceutical assistance program. Apply at your local Department of Family Services office one month prior to age 19.
Healthcare Transition Guides and Resources
For more information about Healthcare Transition after High School check out the Parents' Guide to Transition: What Happens After High School? For a hard copy, call 1-307-777-6921.
Downloadable Health Care Transition Guides for All Ages are available through the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
Got Transition is a national resource for health care professionals, families, youth, and state policy makers focusing on a young adult's transition from pediatric to adult health care.
Healthy and Ready to Work
Key Transition Issues for Youth with Disabilities and Chronic Health Conditions is a policy brief put together by Healthy and Ready to Work.
For a video about Healthy and Ready to Work from the University of Florida click here!
Healthy and Ready to Work National Resource Center
Accessible Tools for Leadership and Advocacy Success
The online Advocacy ATLAS is a toolkit created by Genetic Alliance, Parent to Parent USA, and Family Voices that provides individuals with special healthcare needs and their families with tools and strategies to advocate for whatever they may need. Resources are grouped by category on the Advocacy ATLAS landing page. Click here!