Additional Consult Lines

In addition to the Psychiatry Consultation Line for providers caring for adult patients, we offer two specialty provider-to-provider consultation lines that connect providers to child and adolescent psychiatrists as well as perinatal psychiatrists. All three can be reached by calling 877-WA-PSYCH.

The Perinatal PCL is available to providers in Washington caring for perinatal patients. UW psychiatrist with expertise in perinatal mental health and addiction psychiatry are available for consultation, recommendations, and referrals to community resources.

Faculty members consult on mental health-related questions for patients who are pregnant, in the first year postpartum, or who have pregnancy-related complications (e.g. pregnancy loss, infertility). Topics may include depression, anxiety, or other psychiatric disorders; adjustment to pregnancy loss, complications, or difficult life events; risks of psychiatric medications; non-medication treatments; and consulting about women on psychotropic medications who are wanting to or thinking about getting pregnant.

Perinatal PCL produces the Perinatal Mental Health Care Guide, designed to help health care providers caring for pregnant/postpartum patients with mental health symptoms or concerns. It is divided into modules (e.g. depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder) and includes screening tools, brief overviews of diagnosis and treatment, information about medications and their risks during the perinatal period, and selected resources.

Mon-Fri 9-5 (excluding holidays)

The Partnership Access Line (PAL) supports primary care providers (doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants) with questions about child mental health care such as diagnostic clarification, medication adjustment or treatment planning. Child and adolescent psychiatrists are available to consult during business hours.

PAL has a master’s-level social worker available to assist with finding mental health resources for your patients. PAL is also partnered with Washington’s Mental Health Referral Service for Children and Teens, where families can speak directly with a referral specialist.

The PAL program is funded by Washington’s Health Care Authority and is available to providers caring for any patient in Washington, regardless of insurance type. The phone consultation is covered by HIPAA, section 45 CFR 164.506; no additional release of patient information is required to consult by phone.

Mon-Fri 8-5 (excluding holidays)