What is your mailing address?

Sheppard Pratt Health System
6501 N. Charles Street
PO Box 6815
Baltimore, Maryland 21285

What are your '800', TTY, and Fax numbers?

800: 1-800-627-0330
TTY: 410-938-3075
FAX: 410-938-4532

How do I get to Sheppard Pratt?

To the main campus of Sheppard Pratt, in Towson: take Baltimore Beltway (I-695) to Exit 25-Charles Street. Proceed South on Charles Street for approximately 2 miles. Just past GBMC entrance, you will see a sign designating a left turn into Sheppard Pratt.

For directions to outpatient sites and other programs throughout Maryland, see the LOCATIONS section of this web site. Directions and a map are on the page that describes each program.

What kind of hospital is Sheppard Pratt?

Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital is a psychiatric hospital.

How do I obtain medical records?

1) The medical records will be sent to another clinician with the appropriate release of information form signed by the patient. To inquire call 410-938-4233.

2) If a clinician is requesting medical records and no referral has been made by Sheppard Pratt, the patient must send a written request to:

Sheppard Pratt Health System Medical Records
PO Box 6815
6501 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21285
or fax a release of information with all pertinent information and patient's signature to 410-938-4232.

If the treatment at Sheppard Pratt was related to chemical dependency a federal disclosure must be signed by the patient as well. The form can be obtained by calling the Medical Records department at 410-938-4233.

3) If a patient or patient's family member wishes to obtain a patient's medical records, a confidential consent release must be completed and returned to Sheppard Pratt Medical Records Department. The form can be obtained by calling 410-938-4230. There is a processing fee for obtaining medical records. If the patient is currently in treatment, the attending clinician must give verbal permission for the release to the medical records department.

Do you have support groups?

The following self-help groups meet on Sheppard Pratt's Towson and Ellicott City Campuses:

Support Group Location Date & Time
Alcoholics AnonymousEllicott City Campus - Rotunda Conference RoomThursdays: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sundays: 10:00 am-11:00 am
Alcoholics AnonymousEllicott City Campus - Ruby RoomSaturdays: 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Alcoholics Anonymous - AGAPETowson Campus- Gibson Building, Rooms 386 & 388Monday-Sunday: 7:00 am., 12 noon, 5:30 pm, 7:00 pm
Saturdays: 7:00 am.,9:00 am, 12 noon, 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:00 pm
Women's Step Meeting: Tuesday, 1:30
Hearing Impaired Meeting: Wednesday, 5:30 pm
Women's Meeting: Sunday 7:00 pm, Thursday, 10:00 a m
Alcoholism Education with Dick ProdeyConference Center AuditoriumWednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
DBSA (Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance) - (Adolescents/Young Adults- 16-22)Ellicott City Campus - Rotunda Conference RoomThird Wednesday: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Depression AnonymousC (Central) Bldg., Room 305Sundays: 6:45 - 8:00 pm
Eating DisordersGibson Building, Room 200Wednesdays: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Nar-AnonEllicott City Campus - Rotunda ChapelMondays: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NarateenEllicott City Campus - Rotunda ChapelMondays, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Narcotics AnonymousC (Central) Bldg., Room 305Sundays: 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Mondays: 7:30 pm- 8:30 pm
Narcotics AnonymousCafeteria, Central Bldg.Tuesdays: 8:00 pm -9:00 pm
Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD) Cafeteria, Central Bldg.Every other Saturday- 12:00 noon - 2:30 pm- (next mtg. on Saturday, March 24, 2012)
On Our Own Peer Support GroupSullivan Day Hospital,D-020, (Ground Floor, original hospital building)Wenesdays & Fridays, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
On Our Own Wellness & Recovery Center (410-494-4163)Sullivan Day Hospital, D-020 (Ground Floor, Original hospital bldg.)Wednesdays & Fridays: 5:00 pm- 9:30 pm
SMART RecoveryEast Gibson Bldg.,(Kolmac Clinic Towson Campus), Ground FloorMondays: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Survivors of Incest AnonymousPJ 128 (Powerplant, Plaza Level, Weinberg Bldg.)Wednesdays, 5:45 - 7:00 pm

For more information on these support groups, please visit the sponsoring group’s website. Other questions may be directed to the marketing office at 410-938-3157.

Some Sheppard Pratt clinicians provide therapeutic group counseling. For more information or to contact the outpatient clinic in your area, visit theLOCATIONS section of this web site for a listing.

Do you have a Lecture Series?

The Alcohol/Addiction Education Program
Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
The Leuktemeyer Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt
For more information call: 410-938-3120

Wednesdays at Sheppard Pratt for Health Professionals
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Leuktemeyer Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt
For more information call: 410-938-4593

The Sheppard Pratt Speakers Bureau provides speakers on behavioral health topics to community groups of 20 or more. For more information call: 410-938-3157.

How can I find a therapist?

To identify a therapist in the Sheppard Pratt Health System, call the Sheppard Pratt outpatient counseling center in your area. Outpatient centers are listed by county in the LOCATIONS section of this web site.

Or call Therapy Referral Service at 410-938-5000 or toll free 888-938-4207.

How do I arrange for someone to be admitted to the hospital?

For a patient currently in treatment with a licensed mental health clinician - The clinician may call Sheppard Pratt Admissions Office at 410-938-3800 to arrange for a direct admit to the hospital if the patient is medically stable and has been evaluated by the clinician within 24 hours of the proposed admission (this is typically an insurance requirement). The clinician will be asked to provide clinical information to the Admissions Office staff.

For a patient not currently in treatment - Patients can be directed to any local emergency room for psychiatric evaluation and medical clearance. If, upon assessment, the emergency room clinician determines that hospitalization is necessary, he or she will contact admissions directly and make the appropriate arrangements.

Another alternative for patients not currently in treatment and in need of an evaluation is a scheduled Urgent Assessment appointment. The patient may call 410-938-HELP (4357) to schedule an appointment with a Sheppard Pratt Psychiatrist. If, after evaluation, the clinician feels the patient is in need of inpatient hospitalization, he or she will make those arrangements.

For a patient who is unwilling or unable to undergo an assessment - To determine whether there is a need for admission to the hospital, involuntary evaluation and commitment to treatment can be employed if certain criteria are met, including the presence of imminent danger to one's self or others.

There are two options:

Call 911: If the situation requires immediate intervention, call 911. If you call 911, police officers or sheriffs will come and evaluate whether the person meets the emergency petition criteria. In making this determination, they will take into account all pertinent information including what you tell them about the person and what they observe directly. If they decide that an evaluation is needed, they will take the person to the nearest emergency room.

File a petition for emergency evaluation: Any interested person (friend, relative, neighbor, or health professional) may file a petition for emergency evaluation review by a judge. When a petition for emergency evaluation is granted, the person to be evaluated is taken by a sheriff or police officer to an emergency room. The person will then be evaluated for possible hospital admission. During court hours, go to the nearest district court. Ask for the petition for emergency evaluation form. The form is also available online at http://www.courts.state.md.us/courtforms

For a complete description of law governing involuntary commitment in Maryland see Maryland Statute.

What are my rights and responsibilities as a patient?

Click here for the Patient Rights.

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What job openings are available?

See the Employment Section of this Web Site for current job openings or call the Sheppard Pratt Job Line at 410-938-3321

Can I do volunteer work or an internship at Sheppard Pratt?

Yes. Sheppard Pratt has a wide range of opportunities for volunteers that includes working with patients in a variety of settings as well as positions in administrative support areas. Supervised, unpaid student internships are available as well. For a complete description of the volunteer and internship programs see Volunteer Opportunities in the EMPLOYMENT section of this web site or call the Volunteer Office at 410-938-4850.

How can medical information about me be used and disclosed, and how can I access this information?

The answers to this question are contained in our Notice of Privacy Practice. Click here to read our Notice of Privacy Practice (Adobe required: Download Acrobat Reader)(Revised November 2013)

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