Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DOES IT WORK?
To utilize this service, call 877-725-4666 (PAL4MOM) M-F 9AM-5PM and complete a brief intake with our navigator.
You will be connected with a UW perinatal psychiatrist for your consultation.
Usually you will be transferred immediately; if not, you will receive a call back within 1 business day.
After your telephone consultation, you will receive written recommendations and resources within 1 business day!
WHAT DO WE PROVIDE?
We provide consultation on medication and non-medication treatments for mental health issues in patients who are pregnant, postpartum, planning pregnancy, experiencing infertility, or affected by pregnancy loss. We provide referrals to mental healthcare providers and community resources. We also provide guidance on implementing regular mental health screening at your practice or hospital.
WHO PROVIDES THE CONSULTATION?
One of our team of psychiatrists will consult with you. Our psychiatrists are all UW faculty with expertise in perinatal psychiatry.
WHO PERFORMS THE INTAKE?
Our navigator performs the intake and provides referrals and resources.
WHAT PATIENTS SHOULD I CALL ABOUT?
Any patient in Washington experiencing a mental health issue who is pregnant, postpartum, planning pregnancy, experiencing infertility, or affected by pregnancy loss.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO CALL?
Healthcare providers in Washington state. We often receive calls from OB-GYNs, psychiatrists, primary care physicians, ARNPs, and midwives.
CAN PATIENTS CALL?
The PAL for Moms consultation line is for healthcare providers only. If you are a patient looking for support, please call the Perinatal Support of Washington warm line at 1-888-404-7763.
I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!