Perinatal Health and Wellness Program Frequently Asked Questions
What are some of the positive outcomes if I get treatment?
It is well documented that a mother’s emotional state directly impacts her developing baby’s brain and physical development.
Indeed, the more that is known about infant development and attachment processes in the early months of life, the clearer it becomes that women struggling during this time should be a priority for intervention and support.
Treatment during this time has been highly successful and proven to have a profound impact on the mother’s health, her developing baby, her personal relationships and her entire family.
Can I obtain medications through the Perinatal Health and Wellness Program?
The program can refer women for a medication evaluation and ongoing medication management with a faculty physician, a psychiatric resident in the outpatient clinic, or an affiliated outside provider.
During the perinatal period, medication treatment management decisions are complicated, and involve a careful risk/benefit analysis that takes into account the risks of untreated illness vs the risks of medication exposure while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Our specialty trained psychiatrists are available for both consultation and ongoing medication management.
How much does it cost?
Financial concerns may be discussed during your triage intake, and different options exist.
Possible treatment options include:
- Seeing a member of the CPMC faculty practice who accept many insurance types
- Treatment at the CPMC outpatient clinic on a sliding scale
- Sessions with an independent Mental Health professional whose fees are negotiated directly with the practitioner
About the Perinatal Wellness Program at California Pacific Medical Center
The Perinatal Health and Wellness Program is an interdepartmental program utilizing the expertise of doctors and specialists from a wide array of departments from within California Pacific Medical Center, a member of the Sutter Health Network.
The Pilot Program is funded by a grant from an anonymous donor through the CPMC Philanthopic Fund.
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