As a child and youth, your parent or caregiver may do most of the talking when you visit a healthcare provider. Learning how to talk to your healthcare team is an important skill you will need as an adult. As you get older, start becoming more involved in talking to your healthcare providers about your health.
Remember, what you tell your healthcare providers is confidential. This means the information you share is private and isn't shared with anyone without your permission. There may be times when your healthcare providers need to share information about you. Ask your healthcare providers about when they would need to do this.
Here are some tips to help you talk with your healthcare providers and be more involved in your medical appointments: