PARTNERSHIP ACCESS LINE (PAL) FOR MOMS
UW Partnership Access Line for Moms (PAL for Moms) is a free telephone consultation service for health care providers caring for patients with mental health problems who are pregnant, postpartum, or planning pregnancy. Any health care provider in Washington State can receive consultation, recommendations, and referrals to community resources from a UW psychiatrist with expertise in perinatal mental health.
Psychiatrists will provide consultation on any mental health-related question for patients who are pregnant, in the first year postpartum, who are planning pregnancy, 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; non-medication treatments; and consulting about women on psychotropic medications who are wanting to or thinking about getting pregnant.
Our perinatal psychiatrists are also available to help any practice thinking about instituting routine screening for depression. We can come to a clinic and provide a broad overview of best practices for depression screening and follow-up in the perinatal period.
Contact the Consultation Line
The phone line 877-725-4666 (PAL4MOM), is staffed weekdays from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pacific Time. Providers can call at any time and receive a call back within one working day. You can also e-mail us with any questions or to set up a consultation at firstname.lastname@example.org.