Feasibility of model adaptations and implementation of a perinatal psychiatric teleconsultation program.


Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, 8701 W Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226, United States of America. Electronic address: [Email]


Given the critical shortage of perinatal psychiatrists, combined with the prevalence of psychiatric conditions in the perinatal period, teleconsultation may help to maximize the efficiency of psychiatrists to reach this population. The Periscope Project (TPP) is a Wisconsin-based program offering real-time provider-to-provider teleconsultation, community resource information, and provider education. This paper describes model adaptations and implementation of TPP and the first 18 months of program data.