Patient Information

Inpatient Services

You will find on these pages information about the types of the services we provide for the treatment of chronic pain, admissions and billing details, and answers to the questions most frequently asked by patients and families.

If you do not find the information you need, please call the Pain Admissions Coordinator at 410-955-8069

Frequently Asked Questions About Pain Treatment

Day Hospital

During your inpatient stay, the team will discuss your transition to the Pain Day Hospital, with the continued goal of returning you to greater functioning and better quality of life prior to your return to home and outpatient care. Participation in the Day Hospital serves to shorten the length of the inpatient hospital stay, and to allow patients to spend more time at home and with family while still enjoying the support of our structured treatment program.

Individuals attend the Day Hospital from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. As patients progress and meet intermediate goals, a discharge plan and outpatient care will be provided. The Pain Day Hospital uses the same treatment principles, approach and team members as the Pain Inpatient Service.

The Pain Day Hospital strives to:

  • increase the patient’s functional ability to the highest possible level
  • decrease the length of inpatient hospitalization for chronic pain
  • provide a smooth transition from inpatient to outpatient treatment
  • promote an understanding of the requirements of outpatient treatment
  • facilitate supportive relationships of the patient with family, work, and community
  • provide additional education and support for patients and families

Living Accommodations for Day Hospital Patients

Patients who live locally may stay at home while they are Day Hospital patients. For patients who do not live locally, we recommend contacting Johns Hopkins Guest Services at 410-614-5700.

Outpatient Consultation Pain Clinic

As an outpatient service, the Consultation Clinic for the Pain Treatment Program (PTP) sees patients who are referred by their physicians for review of their case in detail for the purpose of clarifying diagnoses, receiving recommendations for modifying ongoing outpatient treatment, and determining if the patient would benefit from admission to the PTP Inpatient Unit or Day Hospital. Patients are seen in the Osler Building, Room 320, of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 410-955-2343, or fax 410-367-2063.