Perinatal Depression Screening and Referral Project


Emerging Practice

Perinatal Depression Screening and Referral Project

State/TerritorySettingPopulationTopic AreaNPMs
ConnecticutClinicalWomen/Maternal HealthMental Health1

This practice is no longer being implemented. Unfortunately, there is no contact information available for this practice.

The Perinatal Depression Screening and Referral Pilot Project was established by the Connecticut (CT) Department of Public Health to determine the rate of perinatal depression in at risk women receiving services in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). The project also examined the feasibility of screening and establishing a referral system for women during prenatal, postpartum and well baby visits.

The pilot project took place at three sites of Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI) spanning both rural and medium sized urban areas. CHCI is a FQHC in CT that offers prenatal services, behavioral health services and well child care in addition to primary care, dental and other services. The sites of care were Clinton, Middletown and Meriden CT. During an 8-month screening period 512 individual women were screened.


practice contact information

Community Health Center, Inc.
Amy Gagliardi
GagliaA@chc1.com