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Perinatal mental health

Mental health assessment, treatment and referrals for pregnant and postpartum women.

Perinatal mental health professionals consult with primary care providers to help them respond to the mental health needs of pregnant and postpartum women.

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What is perinatal mental health?

Perinatal mental health services help pregnant and postpartum women who have mental health concerns. We provide:

  • consultation services for obstretrician-gynecologists, midwives, family medicine practitioners and other primary care providers
  • assessment and short-term treatment for women who are referred for mental health services
  • referral as needed to community resources and long-term mental health treatment

Perinatal mental health at Allina Health

We help providers with questions about:

  • mental health assessments and referrals
  • prescribing psychiatric medications to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • connections to community resources

Our services can help women who are coping with:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • emotional distress
  • relationship stress or conflict

What do the services focus on?

Perinatal Mental Health services focus on short-term treatment.

If you are referred to our service, you will be evaluated by our team, who determines the best way to help you. We work with your primary care care provider to address your needs and develop a treatment plan. If needed, we will refer you to longer term psychiatric care or other appropriate treatment.

Good to know about perinatal mental health

Talk to your obstetric provider promptly if you have mental health concerns during your pregnancy or during your postpartum recovery.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, seek help immediately. Contact:

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Source: Allina Health Mental Health and Addiction Services
Reviewed by: Erin Metzger, RN

First published: 2/25/2020
Last reviewed: 2/25/2020

Allina Health Everyday Clinic

This is a retail clinic location. We offer basic services for minor injuries and illnesses for patients 18 months and older. We do not see visits for workers' or injury compensation.

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Everyday On Wheels

Everyday On Wheels mobile clinic is not wheel chair accessible due to the size of the vehicle. Patients should be able to safely climb a short set of stairs to enter the mobile clinic.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time and have your mobile phone available for the provider to contact you when they are ready to see you.

We've changed how we provide some services with your care and safety in mind. Expanded virtual care services are available to schedule online. You can also call your clinic for help finding the best option.

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What’s the reason for your visit?

Only these primary care appointments can be scheduled online. For all other appointments or with any questions, call 1-888-425-5462.

What’s the reason for your visit?

Only these primary care appointments can be scheduled online. For all other appointments or with any questions, call 1-888-425-5462.