Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Hospital Services

We offer four hospital-based intensive evaluation and treatment programs at The Johns Hopkins Hospital - Broadway Campus. There are two inpatient units, one partial hospitalization program (Day Hospital), and a consultation program to the pediatric programs within Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center. In addition to our multidisciplinary team, including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and teachers, other pediatric sub-specialists within the Children's Center are available as needed and care is closely coordinated with outpatient providers.

For additional information about arranging an admission please call 410-955-5335 during business hours (8 AM - 11 PM). 

After hours, please refer to your nearest emergency room or call 911.

Inpatient fax: 410-614-7248. 


Location of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Inpatient Unit and Day Hospital

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Bloomberg Children's Center, 12th Floor
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1800 Orleans Street
Baltimore, MD 21287

Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit

Director: Marco Grados, M.D.

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Inpatient Service offers comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents (typical age ranges from 5-17 years old) with a variety of emotional and behavioral problems including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, severe disruptive behavior, and suicide attempts.

Treatment Team: The inpatient treatment team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses, special education teachers, child life specialists, social workers, and occupational and recreational therapists. In addition, pediatricians from a full range of medical subspecialties are available for consultations. The multi-disciplinary staff emphasizes a family-oriented approach and parents and care-givers are encouraged to be active participants in the treatment team throughout a child’s stay.

Treatment Program: The program offers developmentally appropriate therapeutic activities in a closely supervised environment. Extensive opportunities for observation, assessment, and intervention are possible in this intensive setting. Specialized assessments including neuropsychological testing, speech and language testing, and occupational therapy assessments are all available.

Treatment plans typically include a combination of individual psychotherapy, behavior management, family counseling and medications. Staff members develop an individualized treatment plan emphasizing safety for each patient during the hospital stay. The plan is closely coordinated with families, outpatient providers, and resource programs to coordinate aftercare plans and facilitate a smooth transition to home.

Admissions: For additional information about arranging an admission please call 410-955-5335 during business hours (8 AM - 11 PM). After hours, please refer to your nearest emergency room or call 911. Inpatient fax: 410-614-7248.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Day Hospital

The Child and Adolescent Day Hospital, also know as partial hospitalization, serves as a 'step-up' program for patients in outpatient programs who need more intensive treatment and as a 'step-down' program for patients on inpatient units who are transitioning back to outpatient care. Youth arrive in the morning and spend the day involved in individual and group therapeutic activities, attend school on site, and then return home each afternoon.

The service is designed for youth in grades 3-12 who are less than 18 years old. Our programming focuses on combining elements of individual therapy, family therapy, behavioral interventions, occupational therapy, medication management, school advocacy, and systems coordination to facilitate keeping the child at home.

Intensive aftercare planning is a core component of the program and family participation is a critical element. Staff work with youth and families to optimize a transition back towards regular routines at home, at school, and with outpatient providers.

For additional information about arranging an admission please call 443-287-3189 during business hours (8 AM - 5 PM). Day hospital fax: 410-578-2855.

Child and Adolescent Medical Psychiatry Service (CAMPS)

The CAMP Service (formerly the Consultation / Liaison Psychiatry service) provides clinical assessments, treatment, and referral source for any child in The Johns Hopkins Children's Center. The service focuses on the collaborative relationship with primary care teams in pediatrics - in the emergency department, the inpatient pediatric services, and in some outpatient pediatric settings as well.

The consultation team works to understand the ways in which medical illness treatment can impact psychological experiences and the way in which psychological experiences can impact coping with a medical illness or treatment. The goal is to alleviate the psychological burden that can accompany some medical conditions and to optimize a youngster's care in the hospital.

Community resources, aftercare planning, and additional information are also available to families through this service.

For more information, please page the CAMPS fellow at 410-283-8763.