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Information for the community – Updated guidelines from 27 July 2021
Acknowledgement
The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

Adolescent Transition Resources

As a young adult beginning the transition process from paediatric to adult care, there are many questions you may have along the way. The following links will provide useful information that will help you to become more independent in your healthcare.

As a young adult beginning the transition process from paediatric to adult care, there are many questions you may have along the way. The following links will provide useful information that will help you to become more independent in your healthcare. If there are any topics not covered here that you want to know about, please talk to someone from your health care team.

Disability and Youth Support

If you want to find out more about Centrelink payments, disability support pensions, Youth Allowance and more. You may also want to visit your nearest Centrelink office for further information.

Applying for your own Medicare Card

At the age of 15 you can apply for your own Medicare card. There is no cost to apply and it may be handy if you need to start attending appointments without your parents.

Concession cards for public transport

Mental health

The following websites have useful advice and information on mental health, including information about depression and anxiety.

Sexual health

The following websites provide valuable information about sexual health and relationships.

Alcohol and drugs

It is important to understand how drugs and alcohol affects your body, including side effects and consequences of their use.

Health insurance

If your parents have private health insurance most young adults are covered under their parent's health insurance until the age of 24 years (but every insurance policy is slightly different). Check with your parents regarding this. If you are considering getting your own health insurance as a young adult it is important to do some research to ensure you get the best cover to suit you.

Obtaining a driver's license

You may want to talk to your medical team about how your health affects you when obtaining a driver's license. This website tells you how to get started.