We provide preventative care and chronic medical care services for entire families, including infants, children and adults. We will also coordinate your care with your sub-specialty providers, and provide patient-centered care to all of our patients.
Transition to Adult Care
Stony Brook Children’s is committed to helping our patients make a smooth transition from a pediatric model of care where parents make most decisions, to an adult model of care where the patient takes responsibility for decision-making. Our transition services focus on preteens, adolescents and young adults, especially those with childhood-onset medical conditions and disabilities. This includes patients who have chronic conditions such as complex asthma, congenital heart problems, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, spina bifida or Type 1 diabetes. It also includes patients with intellectual or developmental disabilities such as autism or ADHD. Transition services for these patients are intended to facilitate self-determination, build independence and self-advocacy, and prepare them to navigate the adult healthcare system.
Our Transition Services include consultations and primary care for patients ages 11 through early adulthood. We work closely with patients and families regarding the appropriate age for transferring to an adult provider, and we aid the transfer process, including helping to identify an adult provider, sharing medical records, and communicating with the adult provider about the unique needs of our patients. Our specialists have expertise in providing age-appropriate support to preteens, adolescents and young adults, including those with chronic diseases and disabilities, who are transitioning from pediatric primary care to adult-focused primary care. Patients also receive referrals to information and resources within the community that may be helpful in supporting the patient’s personal, academic and vocational goals.