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The Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center is located at Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station.
We see patients with active skin lesions of acute Lyme disease.
Tick bite and Lyme disease rash consultation is available by telemedicine appointment at the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center. A telehealth visit requires the ability to digitally photograph the patient’s skin rash for the evaluation and to meet certain State insurance parameters. Only available currently to patients in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Delaware. Call 410-870-5963 for appointment.
In-Person Clinical Services
We also see patients with late or chronic manifestations of Lyme disease on a consultative basis by referral from a primary care physician.
Prior to scheduling patients without an active Lyme disease rash, we conduct a full review of the consult request including:
- Physician referral from your primary care physician
- Medical records with notes describing the initial diagnosis of Lyme disease
- Lab and radiology test results
- Treatment history
Above information should be faxed to 410-616-7595, including your name, address, and phone number on all documents.
The record review takes on average 4 weeks at which time we will contact you with the next steps. If your physician feels that a more urgent consultation is required, the physician may call our office to speak to one of our staff at 410-616-7596.
Consultations may take from 1-3 visits to complete the evaluation, testing, and to formulate a plan for the patient and their primary care physician to implement.
To arrive on time for your appointment it is important that you follow the Address & Directions outlined on our website.
In early Lyme disease it is important to understand that a rash is not always present or easily recognizable. Please refer to our poster of varied rash manifestations as a helpful identification tool for patients and clinicians.
For additional disease information please click here.
Clinical Office Hours
Our office hours are 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Our telephones are attended by our Medical Office Coordinator between the hours of 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM. During non-office hours, calls are handled by the answering service who will contact the covering physician for you.
IF YOU ARE DEPRESSED OR HAVE SUICIDAL TENDENCIES:
- Call 911
- Go to the nearest emergency room
- Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number. 1-800-273-8255. Available 24 hours/day
- Text HELP to Crisis Text Line at 741-741. Available 24 hours/day
Additional Appointment Information
Appointments can be made by calling 410-616-7596.
We ask that you please notify us as soon as possible regarding cancellations of appointments as there may be others who may need to be seen.
After Your Appointment:
Your test results from the Johns Hopkins laboratories or studies will be available through the MyChart portal in 3 business days from the time the result is final; you were given directions to sign up for this at the completion of your initial appointment. Any test results that demand a change in your medical plan will be discussed with you before your next visit. We can discuss the rest of your test results more completely in person at your next visit. We will typically make comments on the labs that you will also be able to view (such as, “all labs look fine”)
Insurance / Billing Information
We are participating with the following insurance payors:
- Aetna Health Plan
- Beech Street PPO
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- CareFirst BlueChoice HMO
- Coventry Healthcare
- First Health
- Great West/One Health PPO
- Humana Choicecare
- MDIPA HMO
- Maryland Medical Assistance
- Medicare Part B*
- Multiplan PPO
- One Net PPO
- Optimum Choice HMO
- Priority Partners MCO
- Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
- Tricare Reserve Select
- Tricare Standard
- United Healthcare
- US Family Health Plan
* We do not participate with out-of-state Medicaid or Medicare Advantage/Replacement plans