On Friday, September 6, 2019, Sheppard Pratt Health System celebrated the expansion of its outpatient mental health clinic in Timonium, Maryland with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The newly expanded location was renovated and opened for services in April 2019 to provide people in Baltimore County and the metro area with greater access to mental health and substance use resources.
“Sheppard Pratt’s outpatient facilities fill a crucial need in our country for accessible mental health care,” says Jeff Richardson, vice president and chief operating officer of Sheppard Pratt Community Services. “We are proud to expand our Timonium location so that we can reach even more individuals with services that improve their quality of life.”
The newly opened outpatient clinic utilizes telepsychiatry to provide clients with timely access to psychiatrists. In addition to seeing psychiatrists in person, clients are also able to speak with their provider in a private room via state-of-the-art secure video conferencing technology.
The clinic also boasts a laboratory, phlebotomist, and exam rooms to ensure easier access to labs for frequent medication monitoring as well as greater access to primary care services for clients.
Each year, the outpatient behavioral health clinic serves more than 1,500 clients and provides over 10,000 mental health services. Services provided include individual, group and family therapy as well as medication management. Patients are treated for mental health or for co-occurring mental health and addictions problems. Staff include licensed skilled therapists and psychiatric medical providers.
Sheppard Pratt has provided outpatient behavioral health services in Timonium since 1999.
About Sheppard Pratt
Sheppard Pratt Health System is the largest private, nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, developmental disability, special education, and social services in the country. A nationwide resource, Sheppard Pratt provides services across a comprehensive continuum of care, spanning both hospital- and community-based resources. Since its founding in 1853, Sheppard Pratt has been innovating the field through research, best practice implementation, and a focus on improving the quality of mental health care on a global level. Sheppard Pratt has been consistently ranked as a top national psychiatric hospital by U.S. News & World Report for nearly 30 years.