How Our Service Works

Our free consultation service is available to Georgia healthcare professionals who treat pregnant or postpartum birthing parents. We do not consult directly with patients. 

If you are a parent seeking support, please visit our For Parents & Families page.

Your Perinatal Patients Need You

Did you know that…

Birthing parents in our state are in dire need of support. When patients seek help or are advised to see a psychiatrist they face a variety of barriers to accessing the mental health care they deserve:

These circumstances mean that your patient is depending on you — their healthcare provider — to help them obtain the mental health care they need.

PEACE for Moms can help you and your patient overcome many of the barriers to mental health care. In short: PEACE for Moms can help you help your patient.

This is NOT an emergency service

PEACE for Moms provides perinatal psychiatric consultations and is NOT an emergency service. We do not provide urgent or emergency consultations. A provider who calls regarding a perinatal psychiatric emergency will receive recommendations from our community advisors, and will not be connected to a psychiatrist. TEST

How the Process Works

  1. Register. The registration process takes less than 5 minutes, and provides us with essential information for supporting you and your patients. Pre-registering is optional and reduces the initial consultation time. Register now.
  2. Request a consultation. You or one of your staff members can call us at 470-977-3223 to speak with a community advisor. During the brief call you will be asked for basic information about the reason for your consult, basic demographic information about the patient, and a convenient number for us to return your call. 
  3. Receive a call back. If it is convenient to you, a psychiatrist will call you back within 10 to 30 minutes. Our community advisors can also schedule a mutually advantageous time for the consultation. The psychiatrist will help determine the appropriate diagnosis, treatment and support options for your patient.
  4. Continue caring for your patient. We are a consultative service only. You will continue managing care for your patient. We can refer you to local services if your patient requires ongoing psychiatric care.

Prepare for Your Consultation

When you call our consultation line to discuss a patient, please be prepared with the following information. The more information we have, the more we can help you come up with a good plan for your patient. Note: It does not need to be the clinician that provides the information; it can be a nurse or MA.

Who’s Eligible

Our consultation service is available — completely free of charge — to physicians, physician assistants, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners who are licensed in the state of Georgia. You treat patients who are currently pregnant, within 12 months of delivery, or are planning to soon become pregnant.

How We Can Help

PEACE for Moms’ psychiatrists can address a variety of concerns you may have regarding your patient. Feel free to contact us with any questions regarding your patients’ mental health needs during preconception, pregnancy, and the postpartum period.

Common issues include:

Are You a Therapist?

Are you a therapist, psychologist, counselor, social worker, licensed marital family counselor, or advanced alcohol and drug counselor?

We are developing a directory of Georgia therapists who specialize in or have an interest in perinatal and/or maternal mental health. We will share this directory with local physicians and patients who reach out to PEACE for Moms looking for a local therapist.

Are You a Birth Worker?

Are you a doula, lactation consultant, childbirth educator, prenatal massage therapist, or newborn night nurse? Do you have an interest in perinatal or maternal mental health?

We are developing a directory of Georgia birth workers to share with local clinicians and patients who reach out to PEACE for Moms looking birth and postpartum support.