PERINATAL PSYCHIATRY CONSULT LINE FOR PROVIDERS -
"PAL for Moms"
The PAL for Moms consultation line will be closed on November 25 & 26 for UW holidays.
PAL for Moms is a free state-funded program providing perinatal mental health consultation, recommendations and referrals for providers caring for pregnant or postpartum patients.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Call 877-725-4666 (PAL4MOM), available weekdays 9am - 5pm
Complete a brief intake
Consult with a UW perinatal psychiatrist (usually immediately, or within 1 business day)
Receive written documentation of recommendations and resources
WHO CAN CALL?
Any provider in Washington State who cares for pregnant or postpartum patients.
WHAT KIND OF QUESTIONS CAN I CALL ABOUT?
We consult on any behavioral health-related questions for patients who are pregnant or planning pregnancy, in the first year postpartum, or who have pregnancy-related complications (e.g. pregnancy loss, infertility). Topics may include:
Depression, anxiety, other psychiatric disorders (e.g., bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder), substance use disorders, or co-occurring disorders
Pregnancy loss, complications, or difficult life events
Weighing risks and benefits of psychiatric medication
Local resources & referrals
Guidance on implementing mental health screening at your workplace
WHO PROVIDES THE TELEPHONE CONSULTATION?
Faculty members in the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences with expertise in perinatal mental health. Learn more.