Department of Psychiatry

Perinatal Consultation Clinic (PNCC)

Types of Services Provided

pregnant woman

The clinic provides mental health consultation to

  1. women with mood or anxiety disorders who are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy and who have questions regarding the use of psychotropic medications during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding, and
  2. women who have recently given birth and are experiencing or at high risk for a postpartum mood or anxiety disorder requiring medication assessment and management.

The PNCC will focus on consultation regarding psychiatric medication management issues and will not provide ongoing psychotherapy or medication management. If needed, we will refer patients to therapists and psychiatrists.

The Consultation

Patients will be seen for 45 minutes by a member of the perinatal consultation team for history gathering and then will receive a 45-minute consultation with Dr. Jennifer Richman. Recommendations regarding treatment will be made to the referring provider or, when appropriate, the patient will be referred for further mental health treatment with recommendations provided to the ongoing mental health provider.


The clinic takes place on the second and fourth Wednesday afternoon of the month (1-5 p.m.) at Strong Behavioral Health, 300 Crittenden Boulevard.


Key Leadership Names

Jennifer Richman, MD, Consulting Psychiatrist

Kathryn Castle, Ph.D., Director, General Ambulatory Services,

Sue DiGiovanni, MD, Chief, Division of Adult Psychiatry

Contact Information

For an appointment: (585) 275-3750

Location of Service

Strong Memorial Hospital, 300 Crittenden Blvd. (We are on an RTS bus line.)

Hours of Operation

7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Fridays 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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