Intensive Treatment Programs

Some women experiencing PMADs may require intensive treatment or hospitalization, especially if they are in danger of hurting themselves or their child.  The following are the most fully-evolved intensive treatment programs in the United States:


The Perinatal Mood Disorders Inpatient Unit at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  includes the ONLY free-standing inpatient perinatal psychiatry clinic for perinatal women in the United States.  The unit provides private, state of the art, specialty care for women suffering from severe perinatal psychiatric issues.  Infants are encouraged to visit but may not stay overnight; protected sleep times for the mothers are extremely important for recovery.

The Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Programa program of the MemorialCare Health System in Long Beach CA, is a 4-bed inpatient unit designed to meet the needs of perinatal women and their children, with a focus on promoting mother-child bonding and attachment, while helping the mother overcome her illness.




IllinoisPerinatal Intensive Outpatient Program of AMITA Health (Chicago)

MichiganPine Rest Mother & Baby Program (Grand Rapids)

MinnesotaHennepin Mother-Baby Program (Minneapolis)

New Jersey RWJBarnabas Health System (Monmouth County)

New York


Rhode IslandWomen & Infants Day Hospital (Providence)

WashingtonSwedish Day Program for Women and Newborns (Seattle)



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