Emergency Services in the Boston Area
Acute Psychiatry Service at Massachusetts General Hospital
The Acute Psychiatry Service, or APS, is located within the MGH Emergency Department. They are a 24-hour service that provides diagnosis and treatment of acute psychiatric and neuropsychiatric emergencies. (617) 726-2994
Intensive Outpatient and Inpatient Treatment for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders by State
PSI is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide.
1.800.944.4PPD (4773) – PSI’s toll-free HelpLine serves over 1,000 callers a month and is staffed by a volunteer team of PSI trained responders who rapidly refer callers to appropriate local resources, including emergency services. The HelpLine also offers Spanish-language support – press 1 for Spanish.
PSI Perinatal Psychiatric Consult Line: If you are a patient who has questions about changing or expanding your treatment, ask your doctor about using this consultation service. The consultation line is available for medical professionals who have questions about the mental health care related to pregnant and postpartum patients and pre-conception planning. This consultation service is available for medical providers only. The Perinatal Psychiatric Consult Line is staffed by reproductive psychiatrists who are members of PSI and specialists in the treatment of perinatal mental health disorders. The service is free and available by appointment. To fill out an online form to schedule a consultation, click here, or call 1.800.944.4773, ext 4.
PSI also hosts a comprehensive database of outpatient perinatal mental health providers, located here.
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging. NAMS offers guides and a searchable database of menopause clinicians to patients and consumers. Automated consumer request line: 1.800.774.5342
For names of North American Menopause Society members in your area, you may contact NAMS.
MCPAP for Moms provides real-time, perinatal psychiatric consultation and care coordination for obstetric, pediatric, primary care and psychiatric providers to effectively prevent, identify, and manage depression and other mental health concerns in pregnant and postpartum women. For more information, visit their resources page.
The MISS Foundation “is an international 501(c)3, volunteer based organization providing C.A.R.E. [counseling, advocacy, research, and education] services to families experiencing the death of a child.” For more information on their services, visit their support services page.
Massachusetts’s Women’s Health Network provides uninsured or under-insured women, 40 to 64 years of age, free screening and health care services, including mammograms, clinical breast exams, physical exams, pap tests, blood pressure and sugar levels, total and HDL cholesterol levels, and height, weight and body mass index. For further information regarding the Women’s Health Network and its programs, call 877.414.447. Services are available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Dr. Anna Glezer: A physician’s expert guidance on your mental health & emotional well-being during pregnancy, delivery, & postpartum. Articles, guides, & advice on mood, anxiety, mental illness, hormones, treatments, resources, & many others.
Women and healthcare providers don’t have enough information to answer questions about medications and pregnancy. Treating for Two is CDC’s prescription for this problem. Treating for Two aims to improve the health of women and babies by working to identify the safest treatment options for the management of common conditions before and during pregnancy.
Women and Mental Health – National Institute of Mental Health
National resource for the latest news, scientific breakthroughs, and policy updates related to women and mental health.
Postpartum Depression: Signs and Resources for Help – Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies
Resources related to postpartum depression curated by Georgetown’s women’s health nurse practitioner program.
Aunt Bertha connects people to free and low cost services in their area by zip code. Services include: housing, food, education, goods, money, healthcare, education, employment and legal assistance.
A “resource to arm women with legal tools to help advocate for themselves and other women” created by American University’s online Master of Legal Studies”.