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The Louisiana Mental Health Perinatal Partners (LAMhPP)


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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.  

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: child psychiatrists, pediatrician-child psychiatrists, perinatal mental health specialist and resource/referral specialist.

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.

Additional Resources  parents playing on the floor with son

  • Online resource guide
  • Web-based clinical tool kits
  • Video-taped trainings available in real time and online

Trainings and toolkits 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.

Enroll in LAMhPP by completing this enrollment form.

Have a consult now? We’ll still ask you to complete the enrollment form (above).

Want to share information with your colleagues? Feel free to share this flyer. (Coming Soon).


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.