Essex County OB/GYN is pleased to announce our new partnership with FamilyWell, a service dedicated to providing mental health care via convenient telehealth services. FamilyWell collaborates with numerous insurance providers, and their services are often covered by insurance plans, making access to mental health care more manageable and affordable. At Essex County OB/GYN, we understand the importance of mental health and are committed to supporting you through every stage of your journey.
Mental Health in Pregnant and Postpartum Patients
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG.org), “Perinatal depression—or depression that occurs during pregnancy or in the first 12 months after delivery—is estimated to affect one in seven women, making it one of the most common medical complications associated with pregnancy.” The importance of mental health for pregnant and postpartum individuals cannot be overstated; it encompasses the emotional and psychological well-being crucial to the health of the mother, the safety of the pregnancy, and the development of the fetus, as well as the early bonding between the parent and the newborn.
“When patients are pregnant or caring for newborns, they can’t afford to wait months for help. With FamilyWell, they get help within days and have ongoing support through one of the biggest transitions of their life.”
Dr. Melissa Sherman, MD, Obstetrician & Medical Director, Essex County OB/GYN
With FamilyWell, you will receive customized care from a team that works directly with your OB provider. Collaborative care plans are tailored to your needs and may include:
- Individualized mental health screenings
- Virtual mental health coaching sessions
- On-demand texting support
- Medication management
- Access to digital resource library
These services can often be covered by insurance. Be sure to ask your provider about your unique insurance coverage.
Telehealth services with FamilyWell allow you to receive the quality emotional support you need from the comfort of your own home without long wait times. The FamilyWell team is made up of perinatal clinicians, therapists, coaches, & parents who are working to transform perinatal mental health. Each one-on-one session is 50 minutes long and tailored to you.
Contact us today to learn more about FamilyWell and to see how you can access services as a patient at Essex County OB/GYN.