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 firstname.lastname@example.org.