Organizing medical information into binders is a stress reliever.
Care Notebooks help parents and caregivers keep up-to-date records on a child’s health conditions, care, services, and providers. But the info sheets are helpful to anyone.
3-ring binder ° sheet protectors ° tab dividers ° pocket ° printer
Putting it together: Find any health information you already have. Fill in the forms (given below). Hole-punch and store in the binder. Separate sections with tab dividers. Some items, like immunization cards, store better in a sheet protector.
What to print: Choose the pages that best fit the needs of your family.
Completing the forms: Some of the forms can be filled out on the computer then printed. Or printed as blanks and completed manually.
How to use: Take the notebook to all medically-related appointments, schools, vacations, etc. Update as necessary.
Which to print: Choose the one that you like the best.
Printable Care Notebook Forms:
- Health Care Notebook — Center for Children with Special Needs (pdf; 53 pages)
- Health Care Notebook — U of Maine (pdf; 66 pages)
- National Center for Medical Home Information (20 notebook sources)
- Vermont Family Network Care Notebook