Welcome to Sidra’s Perinatal and Mental Health Services

Sidra Medicine Perinatal Mental Health Services are committed to providing women, infant and family centered assessment, treatment and care for women whose obstetric condition is having an impact on their mental health, or whose pre-existing mental health issues may be affecting their pregnancy and postnatal period. Husbands and families are encouraged to be involved if the woman desires this.

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Women require a doctor’s referral which can be sent to Sidra Referral Team. Women can be referred from within Sidra and from Health Care Services outside Sidra, including HMC, PHCC and private practitioners. Inpatients will be referred by their treating obstetrician. Please discuss with your health care provider if you feel you would benefit from seeing someone from our team.

Clinic staff are available to take calls Sunday to Thursday from 7am-3pm. After hours messages will be responded to on the next working day. We do not provide an after-hours outpatient service or emergency services. If you have a mental health emergency, we recommend you attend Hamad Hospital Emergency Department.

What to Expect

Our clinician will firstly meet with you to explain the purpose of the referral to Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Services.

Following a detailed assessment, we will provide you with feedback regarding diagnosis and recommend treatments that are likely to be helpful.

Treatment may include individual or group therapy (counselling) and/or medication. Where possible we would like to meet together with you and your husband or family support person so that our advice can be most suited to you and your family’s situation. We will also provide feedback and recommendations to the referrer and your treatment team.

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Sidra is also part of a dynamic research and education environment in Qatar and through strong partnerships with leading institutions around the world, Sidra is creating an intellectual ecosystem to help advance scientific discovery through investment in medical research. Our Research team has already made a considerable contribution, publishing 185 research papers and having been awarded 11 Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) grants.

Qatar is investing thoughtfully with the aim of providing the highest quality health care in the world. The state-of-the-art facility will not only provide world-class patient care, but will also help to build Qatar’s scientific expertise and resources.

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Based in Education City and as an entity of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development – Sidra is part of a dynamic research and education environment. Education City includes leading international institutions such as Georgetown University, Carnegie Mellon University and HEC Paris as well as recently established national research centers like Qatar Biomedical Research Institute and Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute.

Sidra will work closely with its academic partner Weill-Cornell Medicine in Qatar (WCM-Q) as well as other health and research institutions like Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and Qatar Biobank in regard to all three missions – raising the standard of health care throughout the country and providing valuable opportunities for research and learning.