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.