The Johns Hopkins Children's Center is not only one of the premier children’s hospitals in the country, but a neighborhood hospital whose mission is to treat all children regardless of their financial capabilities. Hopkins Children’s has provided primary healthcare services to the underserved community since 1912 through the Harriet Lane Clinic.
The Harriet Lane Clinic serves as a medical home to approximately 8,500 infants, children and adolescents with about 18,000 visits per year. Most of our families live in the East Baltimore Community and about 90% of patients are insured through the Medicaid program and the Maryland Children's Health Insurance Program. The clinic has a variety of on-site health-related services for patients and their caregivers. The Children's Medical Practice at Bayview has an additional 9,000 visits per year. These outpatient clinics serve as training sites for medical students, pediatric residents, and fellows as well as other health professional trainees. Our mission is to improve the health of children & adolescents within the context of their family and community and to educate trainees in this model of care.
• AIDS prevention and HIV care
• Adolescent medicine
• Breastfeeding counseling
• Children and youth with special health care needs
• Chronic fatigue syndrome
• Developmental screening and referral
• Drug and alcohol use and abuse
• Family support
• Injury prevention
• Management of children with chronic diseases
• Mental health care for children and families
• Neurally mediated hypotension
• Obesity prevention and management
• Polycystic ovary syndrome
• Sexually transmitted diseases
Do Your Patients Have a Medical Home?
Imagine you’re a primary care pediatrician meeting a new family who recently moved to your city or town. The family has two children – Dion, a 6-month old who was born 28 weeks prematurely with feeding difficulties, chronic lung disease and developmental delays; and Shawna, a 12-year-old with moderate persistent asthma, anxiety and depression. The mother, a 32-year old with a history of depression, is unemployed and lives with friends.
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