Young Adults Transition Service

The Young Adults Transition Service (YATS) at Monash Health helps young adults with complex physical disability and complex medical needs to transition from paediatric to adult healthcare services.

The Young Adults Transition Service focuses on the person’s needs. We also assist in building a person’s skills and confidence to understand their physical and health needs to develop a transition plan.

What is transition?

Transition in the process that supports the change from paediatric to adult healthcare services.

A transition plan is developed with you, your carers and your multi-disciplinary healthcare team.

We support transition through a medical clinic which helps you to coordinate your transfer to adult health services. We provide phone reviews and allied health consultations.

When complete, your General Practitioner is the main point of medical contact in coordinating ongoing healthcare needs.

What can the service do?

  • A multidisciplinary (a team of professionals), person centred (focuses on you) approach
  • Specialist medical and allied health assessment and support
  • Learn to manage your healthcare needs
  • Referral to medical and specialist services
  • Wheelchair and seating clinic
  • Support community therapists with complex assessments
  • Equipment assessment and advice
  • Establishing links to GPs and community based therapists and services
  • Short term counselling
  • Support to access exercise
  • Identify and support occupational needs

Who is in the team?

  • Medical specialist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Social Worker
  • Rehabilitation Engineer
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Allied health assistant

Who can use the service?

  • A young adult who needs coordinated supports to transition from paediatric to adult healthcare services
  • Aged 17-25 years
  • Living in Victoria
  • Have a dual diagnosis of complex physical disability and complex medical needs
  • Requires support from medical and two or more allied health professionals

What is the cost?

Nil cost to client

How can I be referred?

Your medical doctor or allied health clinician (with a medical support letter) can refer to this service

The referral needs to include:

  • Strengths and interests of the young adult
  • Reason for referral
  • Diagnoses
  • Detailed medical and surgical history and any outstanding concerns
  • Overview of current function
  • Phone and email of the best contact person
  • GP Contact details

Contact information

Phone: (03) 9265 1411
Fax: (03) 9265 1479

Post Young Adult Transition Service Clinic Lead, Speciality Clinics Kingston Centre, Corner of Warrigal Road and Kingston Roads, Cheltenham VIC 3192