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Between ages 18 to 26, young adults start to take ownership of their health and transition to adult care.
The Heart Transplant Transition Program at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh can help with this process.
Our care team works with teens and young adults — and their families — early on in the process. This makes the transition time easier.
To make an appointment to discuss transitioning to adult care or to ask, call the Heart and Lung Transplant Program at 412-692-5541.
To learn more, view a webinar about Improving Transition Care for Our Heart Transplant Patients.
The transition to adult care comes with some challenges. This is a high-risk time when young adults may neglect their care, which can lead to preventable health problems.
UPMC Children's has a dedicated adolescent to adult transition health clinic to address the unique needs that may arise during this time.
Young adults and their families also have access to children's transplant:
This is an exciting time, but also a little scary. It's vital to feel at ease and cared for during this change.
Although adult care takes a different approach, it's essential to maintain follow-up appointments for long-term wellness. Handling the change —and challenges that come with it — can feel overwhelming.
UPMC helps you prepare early and stays with you throughout the transition.
Our care team starts talking to kids and their families starting at age 13 to:
We educate teens and young adults on heart transplant-related care including:
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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