The Spring Grove Hospital Center Admission office is located in the
entrance lobby of the Dayhoff Building. Referrals for admission are
accepted 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Medical and Psychiatric prescreening by a physician in a local emergency room or community mental health center is required.
Note: The Admissions Office at Spring Grove does not provide
prescreening or emergency assessment services, but is available to
accept referrals from the community and to process admissions at all
times. If you should require assistance in this regard, you may contact
the Admissions Office at 410.402.7398 at any time for assistance.
Once admission to Spring Grove has been recommended by a local
emergency room or community mental health center, certification of
medical necessity must be provided by Maryland Health Partners,
an agency which has been designated by the State of Maryland to provide
utilization review oversight services. Maryland Health Partners may be
contacted 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling 1.800.888.1965.
If you are a patient and think that you might require psychiatric
hospitalization, you are encouraged to consult your psychiatrist or
other mental health professional. In an emergency, you may also go
directly to the nearest emergency room for evaluation.
With several exceptions, Spring Grove currently provides acute
admissions services (i.e. direct admissions from the community) only to
residents of Baltimore County and Harford County. In addition, Spring
Grove accepts patients who are residents of certain sections of
Baltimore City as transfers from other psychiatric hospitals after the
patient has remained hospitalized in the other facility for at least
30-days. (Note: Acute admissions for Baltimore City should be referred
to private hospitals or to the Walter P.Carter Center.) Spring Grove
does accept direct admissions from all counties and Baltimore City into
its Treatment Research and Residential Research Units. (See Below).
If you are a provider in a local emergency room or a community
provider and, following a determination of medical necessity by Maryland
Health Partners (1.800.888.1965) you would like to refer a patient to
us, you should contact the Spring Grove Hospital Center Admissions
Office 24-hours a day at 410.402.7398. (The hospital switchboard may be
reached by calling 410.402.6000.)
Spring Grove reserves the right to refuse a referral for admission in
the event that our physician has determined that the patient is not
sufficiently stable medically or that the admission is otherwise
Both voluntary and involuntary admissions are accepted.
Spring Grove accepts admission of individuals who are court ordered
to the facility for evaluation as to competency to stand trial, criminal
responsibility, dangerousness. In addition, patients may be court
ordered to treatment for treatment pending a determination of competency
to stand trial or following a finding that the individual is not
criminally responsible. Under an agreement by the Mental Hygiene
Administration, individuals who are committed for evaluation or for
treatment by the District Court of Baltimore Country or Harford County should be referred to Spring Grove, regardless of where the individual resides. Individuals who are being committed for evaluation or treatment by the Circuit Court of Baltimore City should be referred for admission to Spring Grove only if the individual resides in Baltimore County or Harford County.
Referrals and questions should be directed to the Spring Grove
Admissions Office by calling 410.402.7398. In some instances,
prescreening evaluations may be requested. Please note that Spring
Grove, while secure, does not provide a maximum security setting.
Click HERE for additional information about the admissions office and admissions to Spring Grove
Referrals to these two specialized inpatient psychiatric research
units are accepted from across the State of Maryland. Click here to see
details regarding the services offered and the referral procedures for
admission to these two units: Research Units
201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399
(410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464