Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide

Outpatient Psychiatry

Anne E. Ruble, M.D., M.P.H., Vinay Parekh, M.D.
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DEFINITION

  • Mental health and substance use disorder services provided in person in an ambulatory care setting, such as:
    • A mental health center or substance use disorder clinic
    • Hospital outpatient department
    • Community health center
    • Practitioner’s office
    • Patient’s home (e.g., mobile treatment)
    • Patient’s school

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Last updated: October 17, 2014