When a complex, serious neurological illness or injury affects you or someone you care about, Johns Hopkins neurocritical care team can offer an accurate diagnosis, effective treatment and caring support. We specialize in critical care for patients with neurological and neurosurgical disorders. While research and teaching are integral to the NCCU at Johns Hopkins, our paramount mission is focused on delivering excellent and unparalleled neurological ICU care.
To refer a patient for neurological critical care, contact our on-call NCCU physicians via the Hopkins Access Line (HAL) 24/7 at 410-955-9444 or 1-800-765-5447. HAL accepts physician-to-physician referrals only. Patients will be directed to Johns Hopkins Bayview or Johns Hopkins Hospital depending on the required sub-specialty care.
International patients may be referred online through Johns Hopkins International.
Patients in Johns Hopkins NCCUs benefit from a seasoned multi-specialty group of neurologists, anesthesiologists, neurosurgeons, nurse practitioners and critical care nurses.
Likewise, the caring, professional guidance from our social workers, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, nutritionists, and clinical pharmacologists will keep you informed and make the experience less overwhelming.
If you or a loved one is admitted to the NCCU, you are in good hands with professionals who are specially trained in diagnosis and management of complex neurological conditions. This type of illness or injury can be life changing. As you and your family navigate the challenging path ahead of you, our multi-specialty team of neurocritical care experts will guide you with insight, experience and compassion. Together, we implement personalized treatment plans for such conditions as:
- Acute ischemic stroke
- Intracranial or subarachnoid hemorrhage
- Cerebral aneurysm
- Cerebrovascular malformations
- Brain tumors
- Traumatic brain injury
- Acute spine injury
- Seizures (prolonged or continuous)
- Severe or deteriorating demyelinating illness
- Spinal infection
- Guillian-Barré Syndrome
- Neuromuscular disorders (myasthenia gravis)
- Autonomic instability
- Recent major neurosurgical procedures for carotid artery surgery, neuro-endovascular procedures or head and neck pathology