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Facilities & Locations

The Department of Psychiatry utilizes several sites to house its clinical, teaching and research activities. Its primary site is the University of Maryland Medical Center, situated in the heart of Baltimore in a revitalized neighborhood known as University Center. This area includes the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) and the University of Maryland's Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Law, Pharmacy and Social Work. The core clinical facilities for psychiatry include the Medical Center, Sheppard Pratt Health System, the Veterans Administration Maryland Health Care System and the State Mental Hygiene Administration System, which includes the Walter P. Carter Center, the Spring Grove Hospital Center, the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center and five community mental health centers. See specific descriptions of these locations under the campus map below: 

The Institute of Psychiatry & Human Behavior - 701 West Pratt Street (#20)
This is the primary administrative, training and outpatient facility for the department. It houses the Offices of the Chair, the Senior Administrator, the Director of Education and Training and the Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, as well as the outpatient clinics for adult, geriatric and child and adolescent psychiatry, the adult day hospital and the Methadone Maintenance Program.

The University of Maryland Hospital – 22 South Greene Street (B)
This is the primary emergency, inpatient and consultation/liaison facility for the department. It houses the Geriatric Psychiatry inpatient unit and day hospital, two general adult inpatient units, the child and adolescent unit and day hospital, emergency psychiatry and the offices of both general and substance abuse consultation/liaison Psychiatry.

Sheppard Pratt Health System - Towson
The Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital is located in Towson, approximately fifteen miles from the University of Maryland Medical Center. Its 100-acre wooded campus is adjacent to Towson University. The Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital includes four general adult inpatient units; a trauma disorders unit; a child and adolescent service; an outpatient clinic; services for geriatric psychiatry, chemical dependency and chronic psychosis; a general adult day hospital and several specialty day hospitals; community treatment programs; and two half-way houses.

The Baltimore Division of the VA Maryland Health Care System - 10 North Greene Street (#36)
The Baltimore Division of the VA Maryland Health Care System includes one general inpatient unit; a day treatment center; general outpatient clinics; substance abuse services; a post-traumatic stress disorder clinic and a consultation liaison service. It also houses two centers: The Center for Behavioral Treatment of Schizophrenia and the MIRECC (Mental Illness Research and Education Clinical Center). The MIRECC serves the entire VISN (Veterans Integrated Service Network), which includes Washington, DC and Martinsburg, WV.

The Walter P. Carter Center – 630 West Fayette Street (#41)
The Walter P. Carter Center is a State of Maryland facility that provides acute inpatient psychiatric treatment for patients from Baltimore City and, at times, surrounding areas. The facility contains three psychiatric units as well as an admissions area.

The Division of Community Psychiatry - several locations
The Department of Psychiatry's outpatient program includes two community mental health clinics, the Walter P. Carter Clinics. The Fayette Street Clinic is housed in the Walter P. Carter Center (#41), and the Carruthers Clinic is located in south Baltimore. It also comprises the Continuous Care Team (CCT), an intensive psychiatric treatment and case management service, located at the Fayette Street Clinic; the Programs In Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), intensive psychiatric treatment and case management programs designed to provide services to patients who have little or no ability to access treatment in the outpatient clinic; and Harbor City Unlimited, a psychiatric rehabilitation program offering an individualized community atmosphere for skill development, vocational evaluation, work adjustment training, supported employment, job placement, socialization, recreation and comprehensive case management services.

The Maryland Psychiatric Research Center – Catonsville
The MPRC is devoted to the study of schizophrenia and related psychoses. It is divided into four separate but closely interdependent programs -- the Outpatient Program, the Inpatient Program, the Neuroscience Program and the Schizophrenia Related Disorders Program. On the same campus is located one adult admission unit at the Spring Grove Hospital Center.

The Division of Services Research – 737 West Lombard Street (#23)
The Division for Services Research (DSR) conducts applied research and policy studies on the delivery of services to adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses and to children with and at risk for serious emotional disturbances. Directed by Drs. Anthony Lehman and Howard Goldman, the DSR is affiliated with and receives core funding from a larger NIMH-funded Center for Research on Services for Severe Mental Illness in collaboration with investigators at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and Department of Psychiatry.

The Center for Mental Health Assistance – 737 West Lombard Street (#23) The Center for Mental Health Assistance provides comprehensive mental health evaluation and treatment services to preschool, elementary, middle and high school students in 24 Baltimore City Public Schools.

The Center for Infant Study – 737 West Lombard Street (#23) The Center for Infant Study (CIS) provides multidisciplinary care in an outpatient setting for children ages 0-5 with emotional and behavioral concerns.

The State Mental Hygiene Administration System – several locations In addition to the Walter P. Carter Center, the Spring Grove Hospital Center and the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, described above, the system has five community mental health clinics that offer a variety of settings and approaches to patient care; a mobile crisis team; continuous care teams; several outpatient clinics and substance-abuse services.