Mom's IMPACTT: IMProving Access to Maternal Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Care Through Telemedicine and Tele-Mentoring

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Mom's IMPACTT provides on-demand mental health treatment and resources for pregnant and postpartum people and real-time psychiatric consultations for providers.

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Mom's IMPACTT is a mental health and substance use disorder resource and referral program for people who are pregnant or within 12 months postpartum, and any health care provider caring for a pregnant or postpartum person.

Contact us Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and you will receive a call back within 30 minutes. If you are calling outside of this time, you will be contacted the next business day.

You may also call us directly at 843-792-MOMS (6667).

If you are a practice interested in learning more about this program, please contact us at 843-792-MOMS (6667).

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency, please contact the SCDMH 24/7/365 Statewide Crisis Response dispatcher at 833-364-2274, or call 911, or go to your nearest emergency room.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for anyone experiencing domestic violence. 

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Mom's IMPACTT: Brief Overview

Mom's IMPACTT has 4 components:

  • Real-time psychiatric consultation for providers in obstetric, pediatric, primary care, psychiatric and home-based settings serving pregnant and postpartum people.
  • Linkage to community-based resources including mental health and substance use disorder treatment, psychosocial referrals, and support groups.
  • Trainings and toolkits for providers and their staff on evidence-based guidelines for mental health and substance use screening, discussion of screening results and treatment options, risks and benefits of medications and referral to resources.
  • Patient evaluation and treatment for perinatal mental health and substance use disorders.

Mom's IMPACTT: Program Description

Why do we need a Mom’s IMPACTT Program?

One in five people will experience a Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) or Perinatal Substance Use Disorder (PSUD) over the course of pregnancy and the postpartum year – peripartum period. PMADs and PSUDs are increasingly recognized as a major public health problem. Suicide and drug overdose combine to constitute the leading cause of maternal mortality during the postnatal year with PMADs, PSUDs and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) increasing this risk and associating with significant maternal and child morbidity and mortality. Improving access to resources and engagement in mental health and substance use treatment improves health outcomes for pregnant and postpartum people and their babies.

How does Mom’s IMPACTT Work?

Mom’s IMPACTT is a program designed to support frontline providers and build their capacity to recognize, assess, treat and/or refer people with PMADs, PSUDs and/or IPV to resources and treatment via trainings, toolkits and consultations. The Mom’s IMPACTT team includes care coordinators that provide people with referrals to help address social determinants of health and psychosocial needs, and perinatal psychiatrists that provide evidence-based treatment for people with PMADs and PSUDs. The care coordinator follows up with people to ensure their needs are met and communicates and coordinates care with the person, their referring provider and perinatal psychiatrist. 

Who Can Access the Mom’s IMPACTT Program?

Healthcare Providers

Any healthcare provider in South Carolina including but not limited to mental health providers, obstetricians, nurse midwifes, doulas, nurses, community health workers, pediatricians, primary care and family practice physicians that are providing health services for peripartum people (pregnant or within 12 months postpartum) and needing any assistance with assessment, diagnosis, management, treatment and/or referrals for maternal mental health and or substance use disorder concerns.

Pregnant or Postpartum People

Any person in South Carolina that is pregnant or within 12 months postpartum who has any mental health and/or substance use disorder concern(s) can access the program.

How Can I Access the Mom's IMPACTT Program?

Healthcare providers and patients wanting to contact the program can do so by either:

  1. Scanning the QR code associated with any Mom’s IMPACTT marketing materials
  2. Calling 843-792-MOMS (6667) or
  3. Visiting our website.
  4. The program can be accessed anytime, and a care coordinator will be available to respond to any requests for consultation or services Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What Will Happen When I Access the Mom’s IMPACTT Program?

If you are contacting the program Monday through Friday 8AM to 5PM a care coordinator will call you within 30 minutes of contacting the program. If you are calling outside of this time, the care coordinator will contact you the following business day. Following a series of brief questions the care coordinator will connect the healthcare provider or pregnant/postpartum person to a perinatal psychiatrist for further consultation. The care coordinator will also provide the provider and/or person with resources and/or referrals to any needed treatment. The care coordinator will follow-up with the person to ensure that their needs are met and care is communicated and coordinated with their primary care team, as appropriate.

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