Despite routine contact with medical providers, most pregnant and postpartum women with depression go unrecognized, undiagnosed and untreated. Lack of treatment can lead to devastating effects on women, infants and families.
ACCESS Mental Health for Moms offers perinatal psychiatric expertise and consultation to medical providers who treat pregnant and post-partum women struggling with mental health and substance use issues. This statewide program works with obstetric, pediatric and adult primary care, and psychiatric providers to support their capacity to identify, screen, assess, treat, and refer women with behavioral health concerns up to one-year post delivery.
Our team provides real-time perinatal psychiatric consultation and individualized, case-based education to frontline perinatal practitioners over the phone.
Phone conversations may entail:
- Diagnostic clarification
- Psychopharmacology and counseling recommendations
- Care coordination support