Women’s Wellness Clinic addresses maternal mental health

April 26, 2023

The Women’s Wellness Clinic, which is part of University Medical Center, provides mental health services that address the physical, social and emotional challenges resulting from pregnancy and childbirth, including postpartum depression and anxiety, miscarriage, stillbirth and traumatic childbirth.

The clinic, which opened in March 2022, is funded through a five-year federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant that seeks to expand training opportunities for obstetrics and behavioral health fellow physicians through The University of Alabama’s Tuscaloosa Family Medicine Residency Program, which is operated by UA’s College of Community Health Sciences.

“Expanding training opportunities for our OB fellows will help better serve our female patients through hands-on bedside courses, as well as on-site and Zoom lectures with topics addressing maternal mental health,” said Dr. Shawnna Ogden, a clinic physician and assistant professor of family medicine obstetrics with CCHS.

The Women’s Wellness Clinic, which is in the Northeast Medical Building on the UA campus, also provides care for women in rural and underserved communities, who may not be able to travel to Tuscaloosa, through telehealth services.

To make an appointment, patients can call (205) 348-3373 or be referred by their primary care doctor.