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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.

  • Goal
     Our goal is to increase the functional ability of each patient to the highest possible level. 
  • Approach
    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
    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.
  • Continuum of Care
    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.

Download Pain Treatment Program Admissions Packet

 

The Johns Hopkins Pain Treatment Program Virtual Tour: Inpatient Unit

Staff walk down the Meyer hallway.
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 team meets to discuss.
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 kitchen on the Meyer floor.
The Meyer Kitchen

Daily communal meals are served from a buffet in the unit kitchen.

Two hospital beds in a patient room.
Patient Rooms

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

The laundry facilities available on the unit.
On-Site Laundry

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

The common area on the inpatient unit.
Common Space

The Day Area serves as a place for meals, unit activities, and socialization.

The physical therapy gym available to patients.
Physical Therapy Gym

Physical therapy group happens five days a week for many patients, with the goal of improving functional ability.

A physical therapist works with a patient.
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.

A large table and chairs.
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.

The nurses' station on the unit.
The Nurses' Station

The Nurses’ Station is the hub of the Inpatient Unit and the central point of communication for staff and patients.

Staff walk down the Meyer hallway.
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 team meets to discuss.
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 kitchen on the Meyer floor.
The Meyer Kitchen Daily communal meals are served from a buffet in the unit kitchen.
Two hospital beds in a patient room.
Patient Rooms Most patient rooms are double rooms and can accommodate medical support, if needed.
The laundry facilities available on the unit.
On-Site Laundry Among the amenities, there is a laundry on the Unit for patients’ use.
The common area on the inpatient unit.
Common Space The Day Area serves as a place for meals, unit activities, and socialization.
The physical therapy gym available to patients.
Physical Therapy Gym Physical therapy group happens five days a week for many patients, with the goal of improving functional ability.
A physical therapist works with a patient.
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.
A large table and chairs.
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.
The nurses' station on the unit.
The Nurses' Station The Nurses’ Station is the hub of the Inpatient Unit and the central point of communication for staff and patients.
 

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: psychiatryadmissions@jhmi.edu

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