The Pain Treatment Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers comprehensive evaluation, treatment planning, and care for patients with chronic, disabling pain that requires intensive rehabilitation.
The Johns Hopkins Difference
Patients with chronic pain often become disabled in the pursuit of gaining relief from their pain. Our philosophy of pain treatment is based on our experience that patients suffer more when their functioning and quality of life are impaired.
Our goal is to increase the functional ability of each patient to the highest possible level.
Our approach recognizes the fundamental differences in the individual pathways that patients have taken to their unique profile of disabilities. The program’s comprehensive approach organizes care with an individualized formulation that targets specific diseases, personal vulnerabilities, dysfunctional behaviors, and meaningful life events.
Treatment plans are designed to fix the pathology of diseases, enhance personal abilities, teach healthy behaviors, and instill a sense of hope for a successful future.
The PTP has grown into a continuum of care that includes an inpatient unit, a partial hospitalization program (Day Hospital), and an outpatient consultation clinic. On these pages you can learn more about each of these services as well as meet the treatment team, have common questions answered (FAQs), and learn about the admissions process as well as important billing and insurance information.
Meet Our DirectorGlenn Treisman, M.D., Ph.D.
Glenn Treisman is the Eugene Meyer III Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is Director of the AIDS Psychiatry Service, the Amos Center and the Pain Treatment Program. Dr. Treisman is internationally known for his engaging presentations, his efforts to promote the integration of psychiatry and medicine, and his vigorous commitment to the betterment of patient care for underserved populations.
The Meyer Hallway
Located on the 6th floor of the Meyer Building at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, our specialty inpatient unit cares for patients from all over the country.
The Nurses' Station
The Nurses’ Station is the hub of the Inpatient Unit and the central point of communication for staff and patients.
An Interdisciplinary Team
Our interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, nurse practitioners, physical and occupational therapists develop an individual treatment plan for each patient.
The Meyer Kitchen
Daily communal meals are served from a buffet in the unit kitchen.
Most patient rooms are double rooms and can accommodate medical support, if needed.
Among the amenities, there is a laundry on the Unit for patients’ use.
The Day Area serves as a place for meals, unit activities, and socialization.
Physical Therapy Gym
Physical therapy group happens five days a week for many patients, with the goal of improving functional ability.
Guided by specialty physical therapists, patients learn exercises to carry them through their hospital stay and beyond in order to improve their physical ability for the long-term.
Daily psychotherapy and education group sessions in our group rooms, offer a space to learn effective coping skills to improve functional ability and quality of life.
Pain Treatment Program
Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
600 North Wolfe Steet, Meyer 143
Baltimore, Maryland 21287