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Psychiatry Admissions Office
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone 410-955-5104 / Fax 410-955-6155
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Inpatient and Day Hospital Admissions Office Staff
Manager of Psychiatric Admissions
Adult Psychiatry Admissions Office
Coordinator for Eating Disorders Program, Adult Mood Disorders Program and Young Adult/Adolescent Mood Disorders Program
Mary Mesick 410-502-5467
Coordinator for Pain Treatment Program and Geriatric Psychiatry Program
Brandie Craighead 410-955-8069
Coordinator for Neuropsychiatry, Motivated Behaviors Unit, and Schizophrenia Program
Stephen Miller 410-614-8791
Veronica Linton 410-614-2068
Chanel Murphy 410-955-5114
To arrange admission of a patient to one of our inpatient services, the person currently treating the patient, a member of the patient's family or the patient him/herself should contact The Johns Hopkins Hospital Admissions Office as soon as possible. There is usually a waiting list for admission.
The Admissions Office will request that current clinical information about the patient's condition be faxed for review before admission arrangements are made. This information will help determine which service is most suitable for the patient. It is also essential for the Admissions Office to have clinical information in order to contact the patient's insurance company. The insurance company will then determine the extent to which the patient's policy covers the admission.
The patient and the patient's family are advised to discuss financial details with the Admissions Office in order to clarify the extent and nature of insurance coverage. Depending on the level of insurance coverage, a deposit may be required on the day of admission.
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What Happens on Admissions Day
Patients who are not being admitted through the Emergency Department should report to The Johns Hopkins Hospital Admissions Office in Meyer 143 at the arranged time. Planned admissions usually occur between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
The patient will sign admission papers and review other documents that will be explained by the admissions coordinator. The patient and family will then be escorted to an inpatient unit in the Meyer Building. There, a nurse will welcome them and provide a tour of the unit.
The attending psychiatrist and resident psychiatrist will take medical and psychiatric histories and examine the patient. It is important for the patient to tell the physicians about any medical problems, including allergies to medications. A nurse will do an assessment so that the nursing staff can plan for its part in the patient's care. A social worker may also meet with the patient's family to assess the patient's social supports.
Note: This is a general description of what transpires on the day of a planned psychiatric admission; it may vary somewhat by service. Please contact the Admissions Office if more detailed information is required.