Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Reviews, Cost, Complaints

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center


[block]0[/block]The Basics

John Hopkins Medicine is a renowned healthcare institution that has provided care to clients for over 100 years. The Johns Hopkins Bayview Center, one of six Johns Hopkins hospital campuses, is located in Baltimore, Maryland. The main hospital at the John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center offers inpatient detox. Other programs include outpatient detox, Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) and standard outpatient programs.

Treatment and Staff

Throughout treatment, the staff at Bayview Center help clients move to higher or lower intensities of care based on individual need. This approach is known as the Adaptive Stepped-Care Approach. The staff also use evidence-based practices and contribute to community-based programs by offering education and clinical interventions. Medical care including therapy and medication is also available under clinical supervision, including methadone when applicable.

Inpatient detox occurs in the 26-bed Chemical Dependency Unit. While in the CDU, clients engage in health education and 12-step groups to accompany detox. Other groups include SMART Recovery, Women For Sobriety, Secular Organization for Sobriety (SOS), Save Our Selves and Moderation Management (MM). The detox staff provide clients with bus tokens and a daily snack. The unit is open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm.

The Bayview Center also offers an Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) with methadone and Suboxone services. There’s also Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT); both OTP and OBOT are overseen by physicians. Outpatient or ambulatory detox lasts three to five days with clients attending morning group therapy sessions. Groups cover topics such as relapse prevention, coping skills, discharge planning, goal-setting and self-care strategies.

Clients develop individualized treatment plans with a team of counselors, physicians, psychologists, nurses, therapists and social workers. The outpatient program requires one to three hours a week of group and individual counseling in addition to methadone maintenance. IOP requires 10 hours of therapeutic contact per week. Both IOP and basic outpatient tracks emphasize the importance of group over individual counseling in treatment. There is no definitive length of treatment, though both IOP and basic outpatient clients attend both for a few weeks to several months depending on need.

The staff at Bayview Center includes full-time psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician’s assistants, social workers and counselors. Nurses and physician’s assistants take charge of client medical evaluations, screenings and methadone maintenance. Drug and alcohol education is also available through individual and group counseling sessions. Social workers work with clients to put together discharge plans, while providing aftercare guidance.


Specialty programs include groups for Co-Occurring Disorders in Adolescents (CODA) and Mental Illness and Substance Abuse (MISA). Services are also available for adult clients with co-occurring disorders. The CODA program is available to young people between the ages of 14 and 22. Clients participate in both individual and group therapy once a week each for 16 to 20 weeks. Staff include Master’s-level clinicians and board-certified psychiatrists specializing in care for children and adolescents. MISA program clients attend both individual and group counseling. Other services include medication management and case management.

Additionally, Bayview also has a Center for Addiction and Pregnancy (CAP) established in 1991 which offers comprehensive treatment that addresses addiction combined with OB-GYN and pediatric psychiatry services.

In Summary

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center offers clients sophisticated substance abuse and addiction treatment. As one of the foremost research facilities in the field of addiction, the well-respected institution not only provides medical care, but also generates new findings in addiction research. The detox and outpatient programs offer evidence-based practices, as well as support for 12-step and other peer-support community programs. Clients have a wide variety of treatment to choose from and highly-qualified staff to provide ample support.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
5510 Nathan Shock Dr
Baltimore, MD 21224

Johns Hopkins Bayview Center Cost: $3,000 (three days, detox); varies by insurance. Reach Johns Hopkins Bayview Center by phone at (410) 550-2774. Find Johns Hopkins Bayview Center on Facebook, Twitter and Google+

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