Co-Directors: O. Joseph Bienvenu, M.D., Ph.D., Amy Huberman, M.D., Paul Nestadt, M.D.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 N. Wolfe Street, Meyer 131
Baltimore, MD 21287
What to Expect
The clinic provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, second opinions, and consultations. This clinic is a teaching setting for psychiatry resident physicians who are supervised by experienced faculty members in the Anxiety Disorders Program.
Before coming to the clinic for the first time, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire detailing your symptoms and medical and psychiatric history. Bring this information to the clinic on the day of your visit or send it back to us ahead of your appointment. Your first visit will take place on a Tuesday afternoon. We will ask you to check in at 1:30 PM, when you will be registered in the clinic. At 2:00 PM, you will meet with a psychiatry resident physician who will review your history and obtain more details about your anxiety. This meeting usually takes an hour to an hour and a half. Then one of the anxiety disorders specialist faculty members will meet with you. This meeting usually takes 30 minutes to an hour. The faculty member and resident physician will then provide you with their opinion regarding a diagnosis and recommendations for treatment. Expect to finish by about 5 PM.
For care after your initial evaluation, in most cases, we can recommend providers accessible to you. If space is available, we may recommend that you choose to be treated at The Johns Hopkins Hospital or The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Depending on your location, we may be able to refer you to qualified caregivers near your home. With your permission, we will send a detailed summary of our opinions and recommendations to your physician. Regardless of your preference for continuing care, we will write a comprehensive patient evaluation report that summarizes your history, our impressions and diagnostic formulation, and our recommendations. This can be sent to the caregivers of your choice, and will be kept on file at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, should you decide to seek further treatment here.
Referrals may be made by the person in need, primary care or specialty health providers, mental health providers, employment assistance programs, community agencies, and concerned family.
The clinic is appropriate for:
- People who are seeking consultation on diagnosis, medication and/or treatment recommendations.
- People who have been in treatment but remain symptomatic or not making progress as they would like.
- People who likely suffer from a primary anxiety disorder, as opposed to a mood disorder with anxious features or a substance use disorder.
You will need to call your insurance plan to determine your mental health benefits. The Anxiety Disorders Program has agreements with the insurance plans and programs listed below. If you are not enrolled in one of these plans, we will provide you with a receipt following your appointment, which you may send to your insurance plan. Please contact us for a fee schedule if your insurance plan is not listed below. When copayments apply, they are expected at the time of service.
- The Johns Hopkins University Employee Health Plan
- TRICARE - U.S. Family Health Plan
- Kaiser Permanente
- Priority Partners
- Worker's Compensation
- Medical Assistance
- CareFirst Blue Cross/Blue Shield (starting September 1, 2016)
- International patients through the Johns Hopkins International Office
- Self-pay patients