COVID-19 Updates and Resources
The safety and wellbeing of our patients, clients, students, and employees is our top priority. Below, find resources and updated policies.
Visitor and Vendor Policy
As we are regularly reviewing and updating our policies in accordance to COVID-19 guidelines, view the policy here.
Telehealth and Teletherapy
We are now offering telehealth, teletherapy, and medication management services through telehealth. Please contact your local outpatient center to learn more and see if you qualify. Click here to see locations and learn more.
We are offering walk-in opportunities for individuals who need to be seen immediately.
Psychiatric Urgent Care: Our Psychiatric Urgent Care is open for immediate psychiatric triage – please exercise this option rather than going to an emergency room when possible. Learn more here.
- Hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturdays, 1 - 5 p.m.
Outpatient Behavioral Health Centers: Some of our outpatient behavioral health centers are now offering walk-in appointments. Click here to find a location near you.
For those considering in-person care: if you have a fever, coughing, shortness of breath, or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, please call your primary care provider. If you feel sick and it is an emergency, please call 911.
COVID-19 Fact Sheet
Click here to download the Sheppard Pratt COVID-19 fact sheet.
Online Resources for Mental Health
An Occupational Therapist’s Toolkit for Social DistancingMental HealthPublished:
In the midst of this pandemic, many have lost connection with their daily occupations. Here are some resources to help adapt your routines.
Be Present: Managing Anxiety and OCD Through COVID-19 (Part 2)Mental HealthPublished:
In Part 2 of this series, Jon Hershfield, MFT gives advice on self-care, catastrophic thinking, and talking to your kids about COVID-19 anxiety.
Be Present: Managing Anxiety and OCD Through COVID-19 (Part 1)Mental HealthPublished:
This crisis can represent an opportunity to let go of predicting the future and focus instead on what’s right in front of you, here in the present.
Listen to This When You’re AnxiousMental HealthPublished:
If you’ve exhausted your mindfulness resources for deep breathing, yoga, and journaling, try turning your focus to what you’ve been listening to.
Talking to Kids About COVID-19 and AnxietyChildren & YouthPublished:
The coronavirus outbreak may be causing stress and anxiety for you and your children.
WFH Because of Coronavirus? Tips for Your Mental HealthMental HealthPublished:
If you’re working from home for the foreseeable future, don’t let the extra alone time interfere with your mental health.
How to Keep Kids Occupied and Happy During the Coronavirus OutbreakChildren & YouthPublished:
With school adjourned and children at home, parents need more help than ever entertaining their kids and keeping spirits high.
Is the News Causing Anxiety? Try These Tips.Mental HealthPublished:
Is the relentless onslaught of stressful news fueling your anxiety? You're not alone. Here are six tips for addressing those feelings in the moment.
Sheppard Pratt COVID-19 Visitor & Vendor Policy
In an effort to best protect the safety and wellbeing of our patients, visitors, and staff, Sheppard Pratt may limit visitors at our locations and in our programs.
As we are regularly reviewing and updating our policies in accordance to COVID-19 guidelines, please contact the program, location, or provider directly with questions related to visitation.
Anyone who is experiencing upper respiratory symptoms, including fever, sore throat, or cough is asked to stay home.
Face masks are required in all of our buildings to help infection control prevention efforts and decrease the spread of COVID-19, even if you are vaccinated.
The COVID-19 vaccine remains an effective tool against COVID. All Marylanders 12 and older are currently eligible for vaccination. More information about finding a vaccine clinic and registering for an appointment or walk-in options can be found here or by calling 1-855-MD-GOVAX.
For more information and resources related to COVID-19, please visit/contact the following:
Thank you for your support and help as we promote a healthy environment!