University of Washington Perinatal Psychiatry Consultation Line


The UW Perinatal Psychiatry Consultation Line allows any health care provider in Washington State to receive consultation, recommendations, and referrals to community resources from a UW psychiatrist with expertise in perinatal mental health. Faculty members consult on any mental health-related questions for patients who are pregnant, in the first year postpartum, or who have pregnancy-related complications (e.g. pregnancy loss, infertility). Topics may include depression, anxiety, or other psychiatric disorders; adjustment to pregnancy loss, complications, or difficult life events; risks of psychiatric medications; and non-medication treatments.

If you are a healthcare provider in Washington State caring for women with mental health needs during pregnancy and postpartum and seek perinatal consultation, please call 206-685-2924 and leave your name and phone number. Our perinatal psychiatrists respond to calls Monday through Friday between 3:00-5:00 PM, usually within one working day.

Our perinatal psychiatrists are also available to help any practice thinking about instituting routine screening for depression. We can come to your clinic and provide a broad overview of best practices for depression screening and follow up in the perinatal period.

For more information, please contact Deborah Cowley, MD at 206-543-6577 or email dcowley@uw.edu.

Download our Perinatal Psychiatry Consultation Line flyer.

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