Connecting providers to perinatal psychiatric specialists.

The Periscope Project is a free resource for health care providers caring for pregnant and postpartum women who are struggling with mental health or substance use disorders.

For Health Care Providers: 877-296-9049

Three Services Available to Providers:

Provider to provider perinatal psychiatry teleconsultation.

Educational presentations and tools available to providers online.

Information on additional community resources in Wisconsin that support perinatal mental health & wellbeing.

Because mental health disorders are the most common complication of pregnancy, and there is a shortage of specialty psychiatrists in Wisconsin, The Periscope Project was created to help providers effectively diagnosis and manage the mental health concerns of their perinatal patients. Perinatal is the period from pregnancy through one year postpartum. By offering real-time provider to provider teleconsultation, education materials and community resource information, The Periscope Project builds provider’s capacity to care for their perinatal patients.

What is teleconsultation?

“Teleconsultation” is a way for one health care provider to obtain professional opinion from another health care provider who is not located in the same place. Different from telemedicine, teleconsultations are not available directly to patients. With a limited number of perinatal psychiatrists in Wisconsin, The Periscope Project gives health care providers a means for discussing perinatal psychiatric disorders with an expert.

For Health Care Providers Only:

Providers treating pregnant & postpartum patients are invited to enroll through a brief online form.

Sub-specialty perinatal psychiatrists are available to consult with eligible providers weekdays from 8am – 4pm.

Brief modules and a toolkit are available for download on treatment of perinatal mental health disorders.

Hear Megan’s story of perinatal mood & anxiety disorders and gain insight into the patients perspective. In this video, Moms Mental Health Initiative and The Periscope Project discuss ways you as the provider can be a difference maker for a mom struggling with perinatal mental health disorders. Start by taking advantage of the opportunity to discuss mental health at every visit.

Available Monday – Friday from 8am – 4pm CST, excluding holidays.
Provider to provider perinatal psychiatric tele-consultations within 30 minutes.
E-mails returned within one business day.

The Periscope Project is a program of the Medical College of Wisconsin – Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, made possible through the financial support of the United Health Foundation for the Project’s launch.