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Got Transition

Transition is the process of moving from pediatric to adult healthcare. This will mean different things to different patients. Some switch from a pediatric provider to an adult provider, while others take an adult approach to healthcare while staying with the same provider. 


The goal is the same regardless of the approach, to encourage and empower the transitioning patient to take the most active role that they can in their own healthcare. This link provides both customizable tools for parents and professionals to address the needs of the transitioning patient as well as timelines for what should be done for the patient at different ages.


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Vision and Hearing Screening Services for Children and Adolescents in the Medicaid Benefit

Offers improved guidelines regarding EPSDT (Early Periodic Screening Diagnostic and Treatment) in the field of vision and hearing screenings. These screenings should occur at each well-child check-up and if an issue is suspected, further follow-up and treatment should be conducted.


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Oral Health and Learning:  When Children’s Oral Health Suffers, So Does Their Ability to Learn

Dental Health is an important piece of a child’s overall health that is often overlooked, particularly if a child has other health issues or is reluctant to visit a dentist. To learn why Dental Health is so important, please check out this 4-page fact sheet from the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center.


* If a child is entering grades K, 2, 4, 7 or 10, a parent may need to provide a dental health certificate. Upon request, school districts can provide a list of dental providers who offer free or low-cost dental evaluations and/or care. If you need assistance for this you can contact the NYS School Dental Foundation at (518) 465-0044.


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