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LAMhPP ~ Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the LAMhPP program?

The Louisiana Mental Health Perinatal Partners (LAMhPP) program provides consultation to ALL health care clinicians serving pregnant and postpartum women and their families across the state of Louisiana, including OB-GYNs, Family Physicians, Pediatricians, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, doulas, general psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, LPCs, and others. LAMhPP supports health care clinicians to address perinatal depression, anxiety, and related disorders (substance use disorders, interpersonal violence, etc.).

What is our goal?

The goal of LAMhPP is to improve access to treatment for women by promoting maternal and child health by building the capacity of their health care providers to effectively identify and reduce risks, provide first line management of perinatal mental health and substance use disorders, and connect with additional community resources.

Who we are?

We are mental health providers: psychiatrist, child psychiatrists, perinatal mental health specialist and resource/referral specialist.

What services does LAMhPP provide?

LAMhPP supports health care clinicians to address perinatal depression, anxiety, and related disorders (substance use disorders, interpersonal violence, etc.) by offering providers:

Real-time telephone consultation:

  • A clinician will be able to call LAMhpp at 504-988-9171 and talk immediately to a care coordinator or mental health professional who will triage calls, address resource questions, provide information about community and web-based resources and connect the clinician with a LAMhPP psychiatrist for clinical questions.
  • Address the provider’s clinical questions including early identification, screening, effective office based interventions, therapy and medication approaches.
  • Link with our resource specialist to provide information about community resources.
  • In rare cases, offer a telehealth consult with the patient and provider.
Do you offer any other services?

LAMhPP offer additional resources such as online resource guide, web-based clinical tool kits and video-taped trainings available in real time and online for providers and their teams to share evidence-based guidelines for screening for mental health problems, addressing screen results, first line management including medications, and effective referrals.

How do I enroll in the program?

Enroll in LAMhPP by completing the enrollment form.

How much does it cost to receive LAMhPP services?

LAMhPP is funded by Health Resources and Services Administration through Louisiana Office of Public Health, Bureau of Family Health. There is no cost to you or to patients.

Can any health care clinician enroll into the LAMhPP program?

Yes, any health care clinician in Louisianan that is serving pregnant and postpartum women