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Who is eligible?

Wisconsin health care providers treating women of childbearing age with mental health conditions or concerns are encouraged to enroll in The Periscope Project.

Enrolled providers have access to consult with a perinatal psychiatrist via the provider line. Please note, The Periscope Project does not provide teleconsultations directly to patients.

Eligibility requirements

  • Health care provider with a National Provider Identifier (NPI) or health care professional working for an organization that provides services to perinatal women
  • Treating pregnant and postpartum patients/clients

Examples of the type providers eligible for enrollment: obstetrics/gynecology, family practice, psychology, pediatrics, internal medicine, psychiatry, therapists, mid-level providers, midwives, behavioral health clinicians, registered nurses, lactation consultants, social workers, prenatal care coordinators, and home visiting professionals.

All consultations are provided within the scope of practice of the inquiring health care provider/professional.

Why enroll?

Once enrolled, your subsequent calls to the Periscope Project will be processed more quickly as we will be able to access your provider information already obtained in the enrollment process. Enrollment in the Periscope Project provides important end-user data to demonstrate how our services assist health care providers in managing care for their pregnant and postpartum patients. Collecting basic provider demographic information aids in our understanding of the types of providers using the service, what services are in most demand, as well as, the usefulness of our services to providers. Enrollment information can be used to help guide on-going quality improvement efforts to ensure our services are meeting our community of provider’s needs

Enrollment information also can be used to help guide on-going quality improvement efforts to ensure our services are meeting our community of provider’s needs.

How to enroll?

We encourage  providers to pre-enroll to ensure a quick and easy experience the first time you call The Periscope Project.

Providers can enroll online at any time.

After completing the enrollment form, your enrollment must be verified by The Periscope Project staff.

Not enrolled, but need assistance with a patient?

Feel free to call the Provider Line – you will be asked questions to verify your eligibility before being connected to the perinatal psychiatrist. Make sure to complete the enrollment form within 48 hours of your first call.

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.