Mental Health Services for Pregnant and Postpartum Women
The UAMS Department of Psychiatry and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology have teamed up to offer mental health services to help women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders including postpartum depression. The services include an initial evaluation, medical evaluation and management, short-term psychotherapy and referrals to community agencies and/or providers.
For an appointment, you can either be referred by your healthcare professional or contact the clinic directly for an initial assessment by calling 501-526-8201. The scheduler will request that you complete a packet of information to be shared with the mental health professional at the first visit. This packet can be mailed, emailed or picked up at the clinic.
During your initial assessment, you will see a clinical social worker and a clinical psychiatrist. Your doctor will follow you for medication management as needed and the social worker may see you for brief psychotherapy.
We see women with many different conditions including:
- Planning on becoming pregnant who are on psychotropic medications
- Pregnant women with mental health or substance abuse issues
- Women who are suffering from postpartum mental health or substance abuse problems
Services in our clinic can include an assessment, medication evaluation and management, short term psychotherapy and referrals to community agencies. These services can be accessed at the clinic or through telemedicine. Dr. Zachary Stowe and a social worker are the mental health professionals who will assess and treat your referrals.