Help Us Name Georgia’s New Perinatal Psychiatry Access Program for Providers!
Author: HMHBGA Staff
This survey is being administered by Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia to assist the Georgia Department of Public Health in their effort to name the Perinatal Psychiatry Access Program.
This program contains a line for PHYSICIANS and PROVIDERS who need assistance with the identification, treatment and referral process for women they serve who are experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). This includes depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and other psychosis during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
The purpose is to increase the capacity of providers throughout the state to treat PMADs through the following components:
1. Consultations from a perinatal psychiatrist
2. Training and toolkits developed by a perinatal psychiatrist
3. Linkages to community-based resources, including peer support groups
Great! But where should patients and families call for maternal mental health resources currently in the State of Georgia?
If in need of local mental health providers and social supports covered by Medicaid and/or sliding scale or free for the uninsured:
Georgia Family Healthline 1-800-300-9003
If looking for peer support and connection to resources:
PSI Helpline 1-800-944-4773
If in immediate crisis:
Georgia Crisis and Access Line 1-800-715-4225
You can find more local supports and information at: https://psiga.org/