The David M. Rubenstein Child Health Building at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center houses many of the original pediatric specialty clinics that Hopkins opened nearly a century ago. These include the Harriet Lane Clinic, named for the wife of Baltimore lawyer Henry Johnston, whose bequeathal in the early 20th century led to the creation of the Harriet Lane Home for Invalid Children at Johns Hopkins. With the construction and 1964 opening of a new facility, the Harriet Lane Home became known as the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, but its community clinic continued under the name “Harriet Lane.”
At a Glance
- The $20 million, pediatric outpatient building named for Johns Hopkins University trustee David M. Rubenstein opened in July 2006.
- The four-story, 90,000-square-foot building is a city-block long and stands at 200 N. Wolfe St.
- The building was designed by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP.
- Attached to a secure parking garage, it connects via an enclosed pedestrian bridge to the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
- The Rubenstein Child Health Building houses the Harriet Lane Clinic for children and adolescents and more than 18 of Hopkins Children’s nonsurgical pediatric specialty clinics, as well as pediatric faculty and administration offices.
- The Harriet Lane Clinic provides primary care to more than 7,500 community children and adolescents a year. Patient and family services include legal assistance, psychiatric evaluations, weight management sessions and health education. The clinic has been in operation for more than 100 years at Johns Hopkins.
- Nearly 80,000 children are treated as Johns Hopkins Children’s Center outpatients annually. The figure includes those cared for at the pediatric specialty and Harriet Lane clinics, as well as those in the pediatric emergency department and psychiatry, surgical and oncology clinics.
Parking is provided for patients on the lower level (Level 1) in the Orleans Street Garage.