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Women’s Consultation Service

  • The Women's Mental Health program provides one-time consultation meetings requested by community psychiatrists with desire to seek a more specialized psychiatric assessment in women's mental health. Topics include: treatment for preconception planning, approach of psychiatric issues related to infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss, treatment options during pregnancy and lactation, postpartum, perimenopause, menopause, postmenopause, etc. Our specialists perform a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and offer expert opinions about safety, indications, risks and benefits of psychiatric medications in individual situations. They also provide resources for psychotherapy and support groups targeting those specific issues, and remain available to the referring physician for continued collaboration should new issues arise.
  • The Women's Mental Health program also offers consultation for a variety of Women’s Health issues at UIH from Monday thru Friday between 8am and 4:30pm. This is usually run by the Women's Fellow and Psychiatry Residents under an Attending's supervision. There is also a resident and an attending on duty for emergencies on the weekends.

For more information or to set up an initial evaluation, please call Marisela Villareal at (312) 355-1223.

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