A personal health plan is a summary of an individual’s health status.
A personal health plan can help transfer information to a new doctor and avoid allergic reactions to medicines.
There are many other advantages to keeping a personal health summary. It is an excellent way for a young adult to better understand his/her own health and to become more actively involved in his or her own health care. When there is a communication barrier (linguistic, cultural, or disability-related), the personal health summary can be used to convey information that might not otherwise be relayed during a doctor visit.
There are seven steps to creating a personal health care plan:
Link back to FND transition guidebook chapter 10, http://healthytransitionsny.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/KeepingHealthSummary08182016.pdf
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