Vestibular Clinic

Specialized Vestibular Clinic For Children

 The Johns Hopkins Pediatric Vestibular Clinic provides a comprehensive assessment of your child's vestibular symptoms in one visit. During your first appointment, you and your child will meet with the pediatric specialists in otolaryngology, physical therapy and audiology. Following your child's assessment and review, you and your child will receive a thorough diagnosis and treatment plan.

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Our Team | What To Expect | Location

Why Choose Johns Hopkins for Pediatric Vestibular Care

Comprehensive Care

We offer each child a thorough evaluation that includes looking at medical, surgical and behavioral treatments to help improve your child’s quality of life.

Comprehensive Care

History and Leadership

Johns Hopkins has been at the forefront of research and treatment of pediatric vestibular disorders for over a century.

History and Leadership

Highly-Trained Specialists

When you choose the physicians at Johns Hopkins, you benefit from fellowship-trained specialists with vast experience treating vestibular disorders.

Highly Trained Specialist

Meet Our Team

Children experiencing balance problems or dizziness are seen by a pediatric otolaryngologist, an audiologist for hearing and balance function testing, and a pediatric vestibular physical therapist for evaluation and treatment.

Carolyn Jenks, M.D.

Associate Residency Program Co-Director Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Jenks, M.D.

Megan Drews, PT, DPT, PCS.

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What To Expect at Your First Pediatric Vestibular Appointment

Your child will have multiple appointments: otolaryngology, audiology for hearing and balance function testing, and physical therapy. Your child may have some or all of these tests to evaluate the vestibular system. You will receive final recommendations by phone after the visits are complete (this enables provider discussion).

Please Note the Following Test Restrictions:

  1. Report to the outpatient center 6th floor otolaryngology for all appointments (do not follow automated instructions if they instruct you to go to a different floor).
  2. No sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping medications, antihistamines, or medications for dizziness (i.e. meclizine), nausea or motion sickness for 48 hours before testing.
  3. Eat lightly before the test as some tests may cause brief nausea in a few patients. Bring light snacks in case your child is hungry between appointments.
  4. Do not use eye makeup.

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

601 N. Caroline St, Baltimore, MD 21287

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Phone: 410-955-5000

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Outpatient Center Renamed

The Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center is renamed the Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center, effective June 2023. Dr. Watkins was a pioneer in cardiac surgery and civil rights who died in 2015. Read more about Dr. Watkins.

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center