Updated: July 13, 2021
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The Johns Hopkins Division of Rheumatology wants you to know that we remain committed to caring for you in the safest way possible. We also want you to be aware of how we are managing the risk of coronavirus spread and provide you with relevant information regarding currently scheduled appointments and new appointment requests.
Communicating with Us
We strongly encourage the use of Mychart for communicating with our office. If you are not currently enrolled as a Mychart user or need to reach an office member, please contact our office(s) by phone and provide the following information on the voicemail: name, date of birth, reason for call, treating provider and the best number on which you can be reached. Messages are checked every hour on the hour, and will be returned within 24 business hours. Patients with an urgent medical need after-hours can also reach one of our providers via the on-call number provided on the messaging service.
Scheduling & Appointment Availability
As of July 14, 2020, the Division of Rheumatology transitioned to offering both virtual as well as in person appointments for all new and returning patients. Unfortunately, due to changing regulations, virtual appointments may not be available for patients in all states. If you are a new or return patient and need to schedule a virtual or in-person visit, please call 443-997-1552 so our schedulers may best assist you.
Virtual Visit Instructions
To complete a virtual visit most successfully, you should have an activated Mychart account and complete the following pre-registration steps at least 24 hours prior to your visit:
- Complete the e-check-in process through MyChart. (E-check-in is available starting seven days before your video visit.)
- Click the link found in the e-check-in process.
- Electronically sign your telemedicine acknowledgement (valid for 1 year) and outpatient agreement forms (valid for 6 months)
More resources for successful virtual visits can be found here:
If there are additional questions regarding your in-person or video appointment, please feel free to call our scheduling office at 443-997-1552.
Frequently Asked COVID Questions for Rheumatic Disease Patients
General COVID guidance from the American College of Rheumatology can be found at the following link:
Guidance regarding the COVID vaccine can be found here: