Chapter 8-E: Health Centers and Hospitals
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Regular medical checkups are important during teenage years when your body is going through many changes. You may have a family doctor who has been treating you since you were a child. Some other places that provide health care are listed. You might want to talk to people at different places before deciding where to go. Call and ask them about their services. Some questions you might want to ask are:
Do they treat teenagers?
Are they affiliated with any hospitals?
What do they charge for a complete physical exam?
Do you need your parents' consent to be seen by a doctor?
If you would prefer to be seen by a female doctor, do they have one on staff?
211 Maryland: Healthcare
Dial 211; 1-800-492-0618 toll free throughout Maryland
TTY: dial Maryland Relay 711.
Experienced staff members help callers explore their problems and connects them of the public, nonprofit and private community resources that can help with their situation. This service is free and confidential. Callers may remain anonymous. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Baltimore County Department of Health - Health Centers
410-887-2243; TTY via Maryland Relay
Located throughout Baltimore County, the centers provide a variety of health services including immunizations, family planning, pregnancy testing and counseling, well child clinics, cancer screening, GYN checkup, weight management, sexually transmitted disease (STD) treatment and hypertension screening. Hearing testing services available for adults and children. Several serve as young adult clinics providing routine shots for school, basic health examinations, screening and referral for substance abuse and mental health problems, and more. Services at Young Adult clinic are kept confidential and permission of parent or guardian is not needed.
Baltimore County Department of Health - Well Child Clinic
For Baltimore County residents, ages 0 to 21 years of age, specifically children without health insurance. Complete preventative care services, including immunizations, physical exams, and anemia, developmental, tuberculosis and hearing screening. Blood lead testing also available. Acute illnesses are not treated. Fees are based on a sliding scale; however, services will not be denied due to inability to pay.
Baltimore County Public Schools - School-Based Wellness Centers [PDF]
Office of Health Services
9610 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 219
Baltimore, Maryland 21220
Established to improve access to primary care for children and adolescents who have no health care provider or who have difficulty getting health care. Provides preventative health care, such as check-ups and immunizations, as well as care for acute and chronic health problems. Educates school-aged children on positive health behaviors. Services available to students enrolled in Baltimore County public schools where centers are located [PDF]. Parents or students may contact school nurse for appointment, enrollment/consent forms, and information.
Baltimore Medical System, Inc.
Call the phone number of the health center you would like to visit for appointment
A Federally Qualified Health Center. Provides internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gyn and family medical care with focus on low-income families. Provides a full range of health services, including routine physicals and checkups, immunizations, preventive health care, treatment for acute illnesses, such as flu, ear infections, sore throats, and ongoing care for diseases such as high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes and many others. Sliding fee discounts on medical service fees for qualified patients based on family size, income, and insurance status.
Offers American Sign Language interpretation, care coordination and patient advocacy for the Deaf and hearing impaired. Deaf Services at BMS can make appointments with patients by calling 410-342-8309 voice/relay, 443-743-3033 videophone or by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org. BMS also provides foreign language interpretation for initial health screenings and ongoing medical care. Interpreters speak Spanish, French, Somali, Burmese, Swahili and Arabic. If you speak another language not listed, our staff can use a phone system for an interpreter.
B M S at Annapolis Road
4000 Annapolis Road, Suite 105
Baltimore, Maryland 21227
B M S at Middlesex
1245 Eastern Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21221
B M S at Saint Agnes
900 Caton Avenue
Catonsville, Maryland 21229
Chase Brexton Health Services, Inc.
Brenbrook Plaza Shopping Center
3510 Brenbrook Drive
Randallstown, Maryland 21133
A non-profit federally qualified community health center. Offers primary medical care on a non-discriminatory basis, including gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT) individuals, and anyone facing unequal access to care. Other services include pediatrics, women's health care, HIV medical care and anonymous HIV counseling and testing, case management, mental health services, in-house pharmacy, STD clinic, and dental services. For uninsured, underinsured, and low-income patients, a sliding scale fee is used for clients with limited income.
Health Care for the Homeless - Baltimore County (HCH-BC)
Eastern Family Resource Center
9100 Franklin Square Drive, Suite 204
Baltimore, Maryland 21237
443-777-2300 to obtain referral form or to make an appointment.
The clinic provides primary medical care to men, women and children, case management and referrals for behavioral health services, dental and substance abuse needs. Services include preventative care, immunizations, chronic care for existing conditions, well-child exams, sick child care, school physicals, on-site lab tests, and more. Clients must be homeless residents of Baltimore County. This includes persons residing in shelters, transitional living or unsheltered settings, and those who are “doubled-up” with friends or family (unstable arrangement and not contributing to living costs). Will accommodate walk-ins when possible. Referrals can be made through case managers, agency staff or healthcare providers. Clients may also self-refer by phone. Uninsured clients are not billed for services. For those clients with Medicare, Medical Assistance and Primary Adult Care (PAC), their insurance is billed.
Maryland Community Services Locator
by The Center for Substance Abuse Research CESAR at the University of Maryland, College Park
Find health services located near your home, maps and directions.
Mission of Mercy Mobile Healthcare Clinic
Reisterstown United Methodist Church
246 Main Street
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
410-833-5870 for appointments
Free medical (primary care, non-emergency care for acute illness, episodic and long-term treatment of chronic illnesses (such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, arthritis, depression, etc.), prenatal care, physical therapy), dental services (primarily fillings and extractions) and prescription medications to the uninsured working poor, homeless and economically disadvantaged people via a mobile medical clinic. The Reisterstown Clinic is available twice a month on Tuesdays but the schedule of all clinic locations and dates can be found on their website. Free prescription medications are provided to those patients who are treated at the clinic. The formulary contains over 225 types of medications and each patient averages two or more free prescriptions per visit. Prescriptions are provided on-site, immediately after treatment. Patients requiring medications not available in our formulary are assisted by volunteers who register patients for the Pharmacy Assistance Programs offered by the larger pharmaceutical companies. These medications are shipped to Mission of Mercy and dispensed to the patient at no charge
Park West Health System
Reisterstown Road Plaza
4120 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
A federally qualified health center. Offers adult and Internal Medicine, pediatrics and OB/Gyn services. Substance abuse and HIV/AIDS services are offered by the Hidden Garden Program. Most forms of health insurance are accepted including: Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial carriers. Individuals without health insurance may qualify for Park West Health System's sliding fee scale adjustment program.
Franklin Square Medical Center
9000 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21237-3998
443-777-7000, TTY: 443-777-7950; Emergency Department: 443-777-7068
Inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services for children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of behavioral conditions and circumstances, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, attention deficits and hyperactivity, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma recovery, behavioral problems at school and at home and interpersonal and family issues.
Good Samaritan Hospital
5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21239
443-444-4000 or 443-444-8000, Emergency Department: 443-444-3830
Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)
6701 North Charles Street
Towson, Maryland 21204
443-849-2000;TTY: 800-735-2258; Emergency Room: 443-849-2225
Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Program (S.A.F.E.)
Forensic nurses provide care from the Emergency Room to a victim of sexual assault, collects forensic evidence and helps coordinate counseling and support services.
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
410-550-0100; TTY:410-550-0316; Emergency Department: 410-550-0350
An array of psychiatric and related services are offered to persons ranging in age from very young children. Crisis and emergency services are also available during workday hours and on a 24-hour basis in the Johns Hopkins Bayview Emergency Room, 410-955-5964. Inpatient Psychiatric Admissions Line: 410-955-5104
Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 North Broadway
Baltimore, Maryland 21205-1890
443-923-9200; 443-923-9400 (Local Referral Number); TTY: 443-923-2645
Specialized rehabilitation and pediatric facility serving children and adolescents with developmental disabilities from 0-21 years of age. Diagnostic treatment programs focus on learning disabilities, head and spinal cord injuries, birth defects, severe behavior disturbances, genetic disorders, Down Syndrome, feeding and swallowing disorders, and other neurological diseases. Outpatient clinics include infant and child developmental disorders, learning disorders, behavior management, autism, communications disorders, neurological disorders, movement disorders, and more.
5401 Old Court Road
Randallstown, Maryland 21133
410-521-2200, TTY: 410-521-2531; Emergency Center: 410-521-5950
The psychiatric unit will serve adult patients over the age of 18 who need to be hospitalized for conditions such as depression, schizophrenia and mood disorders. For more information about Psychiatric Services call 410-601-5461.
Saint Agnes Hospital
900 Caton Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21229-5299
410-368-6000; TTY: 410-368-2001; Emergency Care: 410-368-2000
Sheppard Pratt Health System
6501 North Charles Street
Towson, Maryland 21285-6815
410-938-3000; An Urgent assessment can be arranged by the Admissions office at 410-938-3800.
Therapy Referral Service: 410-938-5000; TTY: 410-938-3075 Therapy Referral Service (TRS) is a free, confidential telephone service that will provide referral information for programs and locations within the Sheppard Pratt System in addition to other community mental health resources. TRS is not a counseling hotline.
Provides intense therapeutic assessment, intervention and treatment for children, adolescents, adults and older adults whose symptoms of mental illness are of a magnitude that meets criteria for inpatient hospital admission.
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
2401 West Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215-5271
410-601-9000; Emergency Center: 410-601-8800
Patients identified as needing emergency psychiatric evaluation are assessed and referred to the appropriate level of care. For psychiatric care call 410-601-5461. To make patient referrals, please call 410-601-6019.
Spring Grove Hospital Center
55 Wade Avenue
Catonsville, Maryland 21228
410-402-6000; Admissions Office ( 24-hour ): 410-402-7398
436-bed complex that provides inpatient psychiatric services to adults and adolescents, as well as residential psychiatric services to adults. Medical and Psychiatric prescreening by a physician in a local emergency room or community mental health center is required.
University of Maryland Saint Joseph Medical Center
7601 Osler Drive
Towson, Maryland 21204
410-337-1000; Emergency Department: 410-337-1226
Psychiatric consultants provide emergency psychiatric evaluations in the Emergency Department. For information about psychiatric care, call 410-337-1337.