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Woman And Infants
Woman And Infants

Day Hospital 

The Day Hospital

At the Women & Infants Day Hospital, we believe that pregnant and postpartum women deserve specialized, comprehensive treatment in a comfortable setting. They deserve to receive treatment with medication from a healthcare provider with expertise in safely medicating pregnant and breastfeeding women. They deserve to be with other women suffering from psychiatric conditions at this time in their lives in order to help overcome the sense of shame and isolation that is particular to pregnant and post partum women with these conditions, in a setting that allows them to remain with their infants. This program is different from any other, and over 98% of our patients would recommend this or a similar program to others.

Did You Know..

In the USA, over 15% of women who give birth suffer from a mood disorder.

Postpartum depression:
  • Remains widely misunderstood and under-recognized.
  • Can strike ANYONE.

Learn the facts about postpartum depression. Here are some common myths about PPD that our experts have debunked. Click on them to learn more:

» Facts About Perinatal Psychiatric Disorders
» A Unique Approach to Treating Postpartum Depression
» Services We Provide
» A Typical Treatment Day
» In Our Patient's Words

Meet Our Staff

Women & Infants' Day Hospital is a recognized and sought-after training site for medical students, residents, interns, and fellows in psychiatry, psychology, social work, pediatrics, and internal medicine. The clinical staff currently includes one psychologist, one psychiatrist, two clinical social workers, and two clinical nurse specialists. There is also a full-time nursery attendant, receptionist and office practice manager.

» Day Hospital Staff

National and International Recognition

The Day Hospital at Women & Infants Hospital has received national and international recognition for its innovative treatment approach. Site visitors and inquiries have come from across the country by other institutions interested in developing a similar treatment model of care.

» Learn More About The Day Hospitals National and International Recognition

Other Resources

For additional resources, visit Postpartum Support International, PSI.

Registration Form
Registration for Childbirth and parenting classes
Answers to your most pressing questions
  New Patient Registration

To streamline check-in for new patients, print and complete the registration form and bring it to your first visit. Registration Form (pdf); Spanish (pdf)

  Contact Us

Day Hospital Program
Cooperative Care Center
2 Dudley Street, 1st floor
Providence, RI 02905
Campus Map

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Contact Information
Clinical Director
Shannon Erisman, PhD 
401-274-1122, extension 42870

  Referrals to the Day Hospital

Referrals to the Day Hospital come from a variety of sources, including:

Women & Infants:

• Affiliated outpatient behavioral health
• Inpatient psychiatric clinical service
• Medical practices and clinics
• Nurse line and lactation consultants
• Social Work Department

• Hospitals
• Ob/Gyn practices
• Pediatric practices
• Therapists and other mental health

• Insurance companies
• Out-of-state hospitals
• Psychiatric hospital in Providence
• Self referral/husband/friend
• Visiting Nurse Associations

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