Perinatal Psychiatry Clinic

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Read about how we've adapted care for our patients in response to COVID-19.

Saira S Kalia, MD Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry, University of Arizona College of Medicine - TucsonThe Perinatal Psychiatry Clinic at Banner-University Medical Center South is designed to help women plan a healthy pregnancy. The clinic follows each patient through their pregnancy and postpartum period on a case-by-case basis.

The clinic will be focused on helping plan a healthy pregnancy for women with pre-existing psychiatric disorders, and/or women who take psychotropic medications. Patients are consulted on ways to minimize the risks of taking psychiatric medications while trying to conceive, during pregnancy, and breastfeeding. The clinic provides assessments for depression and/or anxiety both before and during pregnancy to help the treatment team form a plan to reduce risk.


  • Women with psychiatric disorders (Depression, Bipolar disorder, Anxiety disorders, Schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders, OCD, etc) and/or women on psychotropic meds who are currently pregnant, or trying to conceive within the next 3 months.
  • Women who are postpartum within 9 months of delivery and breastfeeding.
  • Pregnant patients should preferably be under the care of Ob/Gyn during the pregnancy and a team approach will be established for the care of the patient and baby to ensure the best outcomes for all involved


  • Consultations and treatment planning
  • Medication management

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At this time, we are not offering treatments for: reactions to infertility or pregnancy loss, premenstrual mood symptoms, pregnancy and substance abuse treatment, and menopausal symptoms; and we are unable to provide access to estrogen, suboxone, or methadone. 

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Banner-University Medicine Behavioral Health Clinic
2800 E. Ajo Way Ste P3300 Tucson, Arizona, 85713