Treating chronic pain syndromes

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

Our interdisciplinary team is led by psychiatrists who specialize in restoring function to patients suffering from chronic illness. In concert with nurses, social workers, nurse practitioners, and physical therapists, we develop an individual treatment plan for each patient.

The Pain Treatment Program's Approach

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.

The Johns Hopkins Pain Treatment Program Virtual Tour: Inpatient Unit

Staff walk down the Meyer hallway.
The nurses' station on the unit.
  • 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.

  • Patient Rooms

    Most patient rooms are double rooms and can accommodate medical support, if needed.

  • On-Site Laundry

    Among the amenities, there is a laundry on the Unit for patients’ use.

  • Common Space

    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.

  • Therapeutic Exercise

    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.

  • Group Rooms

    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.

Contact Us

Pain Treatment Program
Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
600 North Wolfe Steet, Meyer 143
Baltimore, Maryland 21287

Phone: 410-955-8069
Fax: 410-955-6155
E-mail: [email protected]