At the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Brain Tumor Center, we aim to make it easy to request an appointment, refer a patient or get transferred to The Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment.
Learn more about:
- Medical emergencies
- Regular consultations
- Physician referrals
- Getting care for your brain tumor
- Preparing for your appointment
An emergency is any medical problem that affects your quality of life or daily function. If your doctor informs you that your situation is urgent let us know and you will be seen by a brain tumor expert as soon as possible.
We review and evaluate emergencies within 48 hours. Please call 410-955-6406 for adult patients or 410-955-7337 for pediatric patients and explain your situation to the access specialist who will pass this on for immediate review. If you have the MRI report, read the conclusion to the access specialist or fax it to 410-367-3211. We will call you to arrange the appointment.
If you are currently admitted to a hospital or in an emergency room and would like to arrange a transfer to Johns Hopkins, ask your physician to contact the Hopkins Access Line at 410-955-9444 to speak to a Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon.
Please have the following information ready before you call, so that we can reserve the appropriate amount of time for your visit and consult colleagues that may be of assistance in your care:
- Most recent MRI report
- Contact information including telephone and email
- Front and back of your insurance card
Request An Appointment
Patients living in Maryland, D.C. or adjacent states
Traveling for Care
Our medical team will review your information and return your call within one week.
To refer a patient to our Brain Tumor team, please fax the patient’s recent MRI reports and a referral if their insurance requires it, to 410-367-3211. You may also call our referral line at 410-955-6406 to follow up.
Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Jon Weingart, M.D., explains how to get an appointment or consultation at the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Brain Tumor Center.Play Video:
How to Contact the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Brain Tumor Center
Evaluating Brain Tumor Care
How to Access Brain Tumor Centers
We encourage patients to write down the questions they want to ask our doctors. We also encourage patients to bring a family member or friend to their appointment. This companion can help the patient travel to the hospital, listen and ask questions during the consultation, and provide the patient with the support necessary to make decisions about brain tumor care.
What to bring:
When you arrive, please provide your new patient questionnaire if one was sent to you in advance. If you did not receive one in the mail, you can download the questionnaire here. If you do not bring the completed questionnaire to your appointment, you will be asked to complete it upon arrival.
You should bring:
- All recent MRI scans relevant to the brain tumor (please bring the actual images rather than CDs if possible)
- A completed new patient questionnaire
- The appointment information and materials sent in the orientation packet
- Health insurance information including insurance card(s), special forms, referrals or important phone numbers
- Any additional medical records not already sent in advance of the visit
- A list of the patient’s other physicians, with their names, addresses and telephone numbers
- A list of any medications that the patient is currently taking along with the prescribed dosages
- A pen and notebook and/or folder for keeping a list of questions to ask the doctor, taking notes and storing new paperwork or educational materials from the visit
Patients from out-of-town should also bring contact information for where they are staying in Baltimore.