If you are seeing a pediatrician you will need to see a family doctor when you turn 18 for your general healthcare needs.
If you don't have a family doctor, it’s a good idea to start looking now as it may take a while to find someone in your area who is taking new patients.
To find a family doctor:
Make an appointment to meet your new family doctor and talk about your healthcare needs, especially if you have a complex medical condition. This will help the doctor decide if they are able to take you as a patient, and also gives you the chance to see if this new doctor meets your healthcare expectations. Here are some questions or things to consider when looking for a new family doctor.