ACCESS Mental Health for Moms is a free consultative service for all Connecticut providers working with pregnant and postpartum women, regardless of insurance. Funding for the ACCESS Mental Health for Moms program is provided by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). Providers can call ACCESS Mental Health for Moms at 833-978-MOMS (6667) Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Psychiatric Consultation: The ACCESS Mental Health for Moms perinatal psychiatrist provides real-time consultation via the telephone. The consultation may involve diagnostic support, guidance in regards to medication treatment (when indicated), psychotherapy and community support needs, treatment planning, and medication concerns regarding preconception, pregnancy and lactation. The perinatal psychiatrist works to assist you in addressing your patient’s mental health and/or substance use concerns. We are here as a consultative support only, we will not take on the psychiatric treatment for your patient.
Care Coordination Team: After you speak to our perinatal psychiatrist and you would like us to help your patient connect to services, our care coordination team will work with mom and her family directly.
Education: Coming Soon, the ACCESS Mental Health for Moms team will offer mental health and substance use focused trainings to perinatal practitioners.