Inpatient Admissions - Adults and Young Adults

For emergencies: Please call 911 or contact your nearest emergency room.
Johns Hopkins Emergency Department (Psychiatry) 410-955-5964

Contact Information

Psychiatry Admissions Office
Meyer 143
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287

Phone: 410-955-5104 / Fax: 410-955-6155
Email: [email protected]

Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday, 8:00am–4:30pm

Inpatient Admissions

Patient Intake Form

Inpatient Psychiatry Specialty Services for: 

  • Adult Mood Disorders Program
  • Eating Disorders Program
  • General Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry Program
  • Motivated Behaviors Unit
  • Pain Treatment Program
  • Schizophrenia Program
  • Short Stay
  • Young Adult/Adolescent Mood Disorders Program

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Admitting Procedures

To discuss admission to one of our inpatient services, contact the Referral Intake Coordinator or complete the Patient Intake Form and either email or fax the requested information to the Referral Intake Coordinator at FAX 410-955-6155. Please note that there is usually an admission waiting list for each service.

The Referral Intake Coordinator will discuss insurance coverage and financial details associated with admission to one of our programs. Depending on the level of insurance coverage, a time of service payment may be required on or before the day of admission.

Should the patient wish to proceed with admission, the Referral Intake Coordinator will request current clinical information. This information helps determine the most suitable inpatient psychiatric service for the patient and it is also required to obtain precertification or preauthorization from the patient's insurance company. After review, the insurance company will determine coverage for the admission.

Billing Information: Click here for important information about payment.

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 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.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 patient 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 advise the physicians of any medical problems, including allergies to medications. A nurse will conduct an assessment of the patient so that the treatment team can plan for appropriate patient care. A social worker may also meet with the patient's family-designated representative  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.