Listening to Women Screening Program

Depression, anxiety and problems with substance use are the most common complications of pregnancy and childbirth and these problems affect women’s health and child development. It is recommended that all women are screened for mental health and substance use throughout pregnancy and postpartum, but many women are not screened or provided with adequate treatment.

Listening to Women is a brief, text-message based mental health screening and care coordination program to support women’s emotional health and well-being throughout pregnancy and postpartum to ensure they receive any needed treatment.

The program works by texting women brief screening questions during each trimester of pregnancy, at one month postpartum, and every three months until 18 months postpartum. This information is confidential and will be reviewed by our care coordinator. When appropriate, the care coordinator will reach out  via phone to help connect you with resources and/or treatment.

If you are interested in enrolling in this program:

Upon completion of the screening, a care coordinator will contact you Monday through Friday 8am-5pm and connect you to  needed resources and schedule you for a home video appointment with providers that specialize in the treatment of perinatal mental health and substance use disorders.

If you are without access to WiFi or a device for a video visit (i.e., smart phone, tablet, desktop, laptop, or desktop with a camera), please complete the “Women’s Behavioral Health Screening” as described above in your doctor’s office and a care coordinator will contact you and assist with connecting you with supports and services. You can also contact our care coordinator Monday-Friday 8am-5pm at 843-323-5274.