Perinatal Wellness Program

Many women experience mood changes or anxiety issues during or after pregnancy. The UCSF Perinatal Wellness Program provides comprehensive behavioral health services to any patient receiving prenatal and postpartum care in the UCSF obstetrics clinics. Those who are interested should ask their provider about our services. (Patients receiving prenatal or postnatal care elsewhere are not eligible.) We address mental health needs while providing wraparound support for physical and emotional well-being.

Our perinatal wellness services include:

  • Social services. We offer help with coping emotionally; debriefing of delivery experiences; support for safety, legal or disability concerns; connection with community resources; assistance with navigating insurance coverage and benefits; and referrals for substance use treatment.
  • Brief therapy. Our Collaborative Care Obstetric Resource Program (CORP) provides a team-based approach to caring for patients with anxiety and depression, the most common complications of pregnancy and the postpartum period. As a patient, your main contact is the care manager, a licensed clinical social worker who provides emotional support and therapy; tracks your progress; and consults with the other team members, an obstetrician and a psychiatrist specializing in perinatal mental health.
  • Consultation with our perinatal psychiatrists. These specialists provide evaluations, consultations and treatment for various mental health disorders affecting patients during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Conditions may include moderate to severe depression or anxiety with uncontrolled symptoms, severe or complex mental illness, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and complex medication needs.

Most insurance plans cover our services. Please note that cost sharing (including co-pays) may apply. Contact your insurance company for information on your behavioral health coverage.

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