Transitional Care Unit
6701 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21204
P: (443) 849-2823
The Transitional Care Unit (TCU) at GBMC provides skilled nursing and rehabilitation services to patients who are still recovering from an illness or injury and cannot yet return home. The TCU is designed to help you move through the "continuum of care" and to your discharge destination in the most medically appropriate and effective way based on your individual needs. We are dedicated to providing the care necessary to meet your medical, physical, psychological and social needs in an environment that promotes wellness, confidence and independence.
Our goals for every patient include:
- Maximizing function and independence Providing patient and family education
- Thoroughly assessing and facilitating discharge needs
- Identifying community resources
Your Treatment Team
Everyone on our treatment team works together, under the direction of your doctor, to ensure that you receive the best care.
Your team includes, but is not limited to:
- You and your family
- Physician/Nurse Practitioners
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Social Worker/Case Manager
- Activity Director
During your stay, care will be tailored to meet your specific needs. You may need rehabilitation, services from hospice or recovery from surgery with complex conditions. Our treatment team is able to accommodate any of these needs and develop a plan of care that is individualized just for you. Our Social Worker will start working with you and your family on your plans soon after your arrival. Education for your entire family is a key part of your overall success. We welcome you and your family to come to our Transitional Care Unit at GBMC for a tour and to meet our team. Please feel free to contact us at 443-849-2823.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will I stay on the TCU? Patients stay on our TCU an average of two weeks. However, patients may stay a few days or several weeks, depending on their needs. How long you stay will depend on your diagnosis and overall condition. Because our TCU is located within GBMC, we have access to all of the hospital's services at any time, including those related to emergency care.
Will my insurance cover my stay? Medicare and other insurance companies pay for the services provided by the Transitional Care Unit at GBMC. Some insurance plans will also cover your co-payment responsibility. A representative from GBMC can answer any questions you and your family may have about your benefits by calling 443-849-2823.
Can I have visitors? Visits from family and friends are supported, and their participation in your treatment and educational programs is recommended.
What should I bring to the Transitional Care Unit? We encourage you to bring items that will make your stay with us comfortable. Please refrain from bringing expensive or irreplaceable items such as jewelry or large sums of money.
Who will launder my clothing during my stay? Family or friends will need to launder your clothing for you while you are with us.