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How do I access RI MomsPRN?

Providers and/or their support staff can call RI MomsPRN at (401) 430-2800, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays. In the rare event that we are on the line assisting another provider when you call, please leave a message with your name and callback phone number and your call will be returned promptly.

Can I call RI MomsPRN for crisis services?

No, RI MomsPRN is not a crisis service. If your patient is experiencing an acute psychiatric emergency, please follow your practice’s emergency protocol.

Who can access RI MomsPRN?

Any health care provider who encounters pregnant and postpartum patients can utilize this free service. Obstetricians, midwives, nurse practitioners, family practitioners, general psychiatrists, primary care physicians, and pediatricians are all welcome to call RI MomsPRN. Please note that providers can also have their office support staff call with a provider’s inquiry and call-back info, and the Resource & Referral Specialist will arrange a call-back to the provider directly. For a list of specific patient information we recommend having when making a call to RI MomsPRN, see our helpful hints for calling RI MomsPRN.

What kind of questions can I ask RI MomsPRN staff?

A provider can call to ask general questions about perinatal mental health or substance use, or specific questions pertaining to a particular patient. Questions may be about diagnosis and treatment of a specific illness, use of a particular medication, use of a screening tool, help with locating community resources (e.g. individual therapists, support groups) or anything else that will help address the mental health and substance use concerns of your perinatal patients.

What will happen when I call RI MomsPRN?

Your call will be answered by the RI MomsPRN Resource & Referral Specialist. Basic information, reason for contact, and direct call-back number will be collected. Depending on your question, the Resource & Referral Specialist may be able to answer you on the spot, or provide information and referral to local perinatal supports and services for your patient. If an MD teleconsultation is indicated, the Resource & Referral Specialist will facilitate a call-back from a perinatal psychiatrist, who will provide case-based consultation.

Can RI MomsPRN staff provide direct psychiatric treatment and/or prescribe medications for my patient?

No, RI MomsPRN staff cannot provide direct treatment. We will support you in managing your patient’s mental health and substance use disorders, and assist with treatment referral.

Can patients call RI MomsPRN?

No. RI MomsPRN is a provider-to-provider service, not a direct service for patients. Below are some resources directed toward mothers and families:

Can RI MomsPRN provide materials for my practice?

Yes, we can provide program brochures, business cards, and flyers for your practice. To request materials, please call RI MomsPRN at (401) 430-2800 or email eray@wihri.org.

What is the provider toolkit?

The provider toolkit is a set of resources designed for health care providers to assist with screening and treating perinatal mood and substance use disorders. The toolkit includes our screening tool guide, a helpful hints for calling RI MomsPRN with information on what basic patient and provider information to have when you make an initial call to RI MomsPRN, and a flowchart of the programs functions and objectives.

Can RI MomsPRN provide education and training?

Yes, we have educational webinars and presentations available on our website and can also provide in-person educational events or trainings. If you would like to request an in-person presentation or training, please contact eray@wihri.org.

I’m a pediatric provider – what can RI MomsPRN do for me?

RI MomsPRN is aware that pediatric providers regularly encounter perinatal women who they suspect are struggling with mood or substance use disorders, but may not know where to turn, because the baby or child is your patient. When this happens, we encourage you to call RI MomsPRN (with your patient’s mother’s consent) so that we can assist you in getting mom the resources she needs and connecting with her prenatal care provider about her behavioral health.