Visuals can help individuals with Down syndrome prepare for and know what to expect at medical appointments. Our Resource Library has several examples.
Taking Charge of My Appointment is a visual that is intended to be started before the appointment, used during the appointment, and completed after the appointment.
Visits to a Doctor's Office is a one-page visual that starts with leaving the house and ends with meeting with the doctor in the exam room.
My ECG/EKG may be helpful for cardiology appointments that include having an electrocardiogram done.
Getting My Blood Drawn explains what happens when we have a blood test done.
Other types of visual supports, including those described in this Use of Visual Supports article, may also be helpful. For example, a First/Then visual could be used to set expectations for the appointment (e.g., First, go to doctor's appointment. Then, watch a movie).