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The Johns Hopkins Rehabilitation Network Clinic for Performing Artists at the Peabody Institute leverages the expertise of Peabody musicians alongside Johns Hopkins Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation doctors and therapists, Johns Hopkins Medicine’s neurologists, and specialists from the Johns Hopkins Voice Center to provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for performance-related injuries and conditions.

A component of the new, multidisciplinary Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine, the JHRN Clinic for Performing Artists offers specialized services for performance-related musculoskeletal disorders including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and hand therapy. These services are now offered on campus in the Clinic’s new site in the Peabody Wellness Center on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Most insurances do not require a referral for students to be evaluated at the clinic, however some insurances may require a referral. Students whose insurance requires a referral may seek an evaluation at the Student Health and Wellness Center or through their primary care physician to obtain a referral. For those students on the student health insurance, the deductible will be reduced from $150 to $75 if they have first been evaluated at the Student Health and Wellness Center and referred to the JHRN clinic. Parental consent will be required for students under age 18 to receive treatment.

To make an appointment for physical or occupational therapy
Peabody students, faculty, and staff who wish to schedule an appointment at the JHRN Clinic for Performing Artists can do so by calling 443-997-5476. Alternately the patient may contact Charlene Kemp at 443-997-5476. Staff at the clinic may be contacted at 667-208-6708 during open clinic hours only. Please be advised that there is a 24-hour cancellation policy and that appointments will be billed to the patient’s insurance. A list of other providers is available upon request. Appointments may also be available on a walk in basis, and students, faculty and staff are encouraged to stop by during open clinic hours.

Advisement sessions
Advisement sessions are available on a walk-in basis during clinic hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 3:20 to 4:20 pm. Students and faculty with questions about the best course of care are encouraged to stop by and see if a clinician is available for an advisement session.

Additional medical services
The Center for Music and Medicine links patients with specialized care in the following areas. Please visit CMM’s website for information about booking appointments.

  • movement disorders like dystonia
  • neuromuscular conditions
  • otological issues, such as hearing loss
  • voice disorders

Information about mental health services can be found here:

Alternative treatment modalities
Peabody values a holistic perspective on the health and well-being of its students, faculty, and staff. To this end, alternative treatment modalities and targeted fitness activities are provided on campus and through referral.