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Community Programs

"This is where the future of health care is headed. Video technologies can allow us to do so many things for our patients without having to see them in person every time."

— Helen Hughes, M.D., participating pediatrician

Community programs help practitioners care for groups of patients with the support of Johns Hopkins doctors. With telehealth, pharmacists, nurses and others providing care for specific populations can access a doctor’s expertise from wherever in-person patient care is taking place.

Participating Programs

  • The Access Partnership of Johns Hopkins Medicine uses telehealth to provide access to effective, compassionate, evidence-based primary and specialty care for uninsured and underinsured residents of the East Baltimore community surrounding The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. 

    Learn more about The Access Partnership.

  • Child and adolescent psychiatry Medicaid patients at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center who get therapist visits can use telemedicine for their follow-ups or get help with urgent matters from Hal Kronsberg, M.D.
  • Telepsychiatry support is available for adults with major mental illness who receive psychiatric management at home or in community settings through the Costar Assertive Community Treatment program. If a visiting therapist observes an urgent situation, such as a patient not taking medication, the therapist can quickly alert the patient’s psychiatrist and arrange a videoconference appointment. While psychiatrists see all patients at least once a month, this provides a supplemental option for pressing issues. 

    Read more about the Costar program.

  • The Fetal Echocardiogram Program helps expectant mothers whose sonograms indicate a possible cardiac problem. Specialists at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. connect with experts at Johns Hopkins Children's Center to share information in real time to get insight and answers quickly and efficiently. 

    Learn more about the Fetal Echocardiogram Program.

  • Viral hepatitis clinical services are available for people living with chronic hepatitis C infection through the telemedicine program at the Allegany County Health Department in Cumberland, Maryland. Patients can get free hepatitis C screening tests at the health department and rapid linking to care. The program includes counseling, evaluation and treatment of hepatitis C through weekly telemedicine visits with a viral hepatitis specialist. Our dedicated nurse case manager, Trisha Tichnell, R.N., manages the day-to-day, in-person clinical services at the health department.

    To request an appointment, please call 301-759-5101.

  • Students visiting their school nurse’s office in Howard County Maryland can be virtually assessed by doctors at Howard County General Hospital. The school nurse takes the student’s vitals, then connects with the doctor, using one of several Bluetooth-based exam tools. Parents can participate in the appointments through a call and hear about their child’s diagnosis or prescription, or ask questions. 

    Learn more about the Howard County Public Schools collaboration.

  • Patients with infectious diseases who are at skilled nursing facilities and are on complex antibiotic therapy (including IV antibiotics) can work with Johns Hopkins doctors to ensure the best results and manage side effects.
  • Patients who get medication from specialty pharmacies can review their care concerns through a digital consultation with a clinical care pharmacist at our Holabird Avenue, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center or Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Arcade outpatient pharmacy locations.

    Contact the Johns Hopkins Bayview Outpatient Pharmacy or the Outpatient Pharmacy at the Arcade.

  • To ensure continuity of optimal care and prevent readmissions, residents of Sunrise Living can use telemedicine to consult with medical professionals within 24 to 48 hours after discharge from Suburban Hospital. 
  • Telemedicine services provide care for patients on the Eastern Shore through the Talbot County Health Department. Patients go to the Health Department and get an in-person physical exam with a nurse on the premises. Next, the nurse connects patients and families to Johns Hopkins experts using telemedicine. The program provides follow-up for nephrology and endocrinology patients, and a sleep center for both new and returning patients. 

    Learn more about telehealth at the Talbot County Health Department.

  • Using in-home telemedicine video conferencing, Johns Hopkins experts can deliver mental health treatment and support to seniors with mental illness or dementia and their caregivers, including profoundly ill patients who live in Baltimore City housing. A registered nurse visits patients at their home and initiates the consult with a psychiatrist in a remote location. 
  • In treating stroke, timely administration of clot-dissolving drugs and other treatments is essential. Telestroke uses video consultation and examination of patients suspected of having stroke, backed by the expertise of Johns Hopkins stroke expert Victor Urrutia, M.D.


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