Welcome to Illinois DocAssist!
DocAssist is Expecting!
Toya Clay, MD—Medical Director for Illinois DocAssist and Diane Misch, MD are leading the charge for increasing the capacity for Illinois primary care providers to support the perinatal mental health needs of pregnant and postpartum women.
Due Date: January 1, 2015
Beginning January 1, 2015 Illinois DocAssist will begin offering perinatal mental health support to primary care clinicians in Illinois. Whether it is depression, anxiety, or another perinatal mental health issue, DocAssist can help!
Here are some of the services we will provide:
Consultation: Warmline consultation with psychiatrists about the perinatal mental health needs of your pregnant and newly parenting women.
Available Monday-Friday, 9a-5p at 1-866-986-2778 or at DocAssist@psych.uic.edu
Referrals: When necessary, assistance with finding perinatal mental health services and support for women outside of your primary care setting.
Medication Chart: Access to a chart outlining the latest clinical recommendations for psychopharmacology with pregnant and lactating women.
Workshops: CME-eligible educational trainings for primary care clinicians (family medicine, OB/GYNs, pediatricians, and nurses).
Onsite Practice Consultation: Our psychiatrists will visit your practice setting to help you strategize ways to integrate regular perinatal mental health screenings into your practice routine.
Screening Tools: We will help you decide which screening tool (e.g., Edinburgh, PHQ-9, etc.) makes the most sense for your patient population.
Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Consultation Continues
Please continue to contact DocAssist for all of your child and adolescent behavioral health needs!
Illinois DocAssist is designed to improve the ability of primary care clinicians to diagnose and treat the mental health and substance use problems of children and youth.
Illinois DocAssist is implemented by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Department of Psychiatry and is funded by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) and the Illinois Department of Human Services-Division of Mental Health (DMH).
Our website is designed to be a resource for information and training to HFS enrolled primary care providers, nurses, and other health professionals on the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of the behavioral health and substance use problems of children, adolescents, and young adults to age 21.