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Good 2 Go

Good 2 Go Transition Clinic

Good 2 Go provides a weekly clinic for adolescent patients at SickKids, age 12 to 17, who require psychosocial and educational support to prepare for transition to adult care. We also provide support to parents and families who care for adolescent patients transitioning to the adult health-care system.

Referral criteria:

  • Adolescent experiences a combination of medical and psychological issues that complicate his or her transfer to the adult healthcare system, including:
    • Adherence concerns impacting transition
    • Anxiety or emotional concerns re: transition through development or to adult services
    • Gaps in skills or knowledge related to health self-management
  • Adolescent has complex and/or multiple medical issues that are inhibiting his or her  psychosocial development or transition through appropriate developmental stages, including:
    • Developmental delay or cognitive impairment impacting transition
    • Complex care needs and/or expected complicated transition to adult services
    • Parent requires support for transitioning youth who is unlikely to direct own care

Clinical services include:

  • Assessment of patient’s readiness for transition to adult care.  Assessment may include examination of patient’s knowledge of illness, self-management skills and responsibility, adherence to treatment and health-care plan
  • Psychological support for patients needing help with adolescent challenges related to transitioning to adulthood in the context of an ongoing illness. Issues may include, but are not limited to, experiencing anxiety or mood symptoms, negotiating autonomy and responsibility within family or social structure, medical adherence, appropriate psychosocial development, goal-setting and future planning
  • Feedback and recommendations to family and to referring clinician (when appropriate)

Services NOT provided at this time:

  • Patients seeking non-health care related transitions (e.g., vocational planning, supportive housing, educational domain)
  • Patients or health-care providers seeking co-ordination of transfer services to adult health-care facilities

We will accept referrals from:

  • Any health-care professionals from SickKids
  • Self-referrals from patients and/or families (Click here to learn more about the Transition Clinic)

Referral process:

  • ARMS  referral to Adolescent Medicine - Good 2 Go Transition

Download a copy of Good 2 Go Transition Clinic - Referral Guidelines  for your review and to post in your clinic areas.