University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Perinatal Consultation Service
The UIC Perinatal Consultation Service assists health professionals by answering questions they have concerning screening, assessing and treating women with mental health issues during pregnancy and postpartum. We offer information to assist health care professionals with specific patients being treated for peripartum mental health issues, including detailed information about effects of antidepressant medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding. We also offer screening and assessment tools, on-site assistance for implementing screening and assessment procedures, and training workshops. Lastly, we can answer questions about anxiety disorders, dyadic and family interventions, and the impact of perinatal mental health issues on the mother- infant relationship. Our expertise over the perinatal period covers many different aspects, so please feel free to ask any question you may have.
The service is sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
For more information, call 1800-573-6121 and/or check the web site at