Macari Perinatal Intensive Outpatient Program

The Child Center of NY’s Perinatal Intensive Outpatient Program, an initiative by the New York State Office of Mental Health, provides intensive mental health services and supports to people who are pregnant or recently gave birth and were newly diagnosed with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, more commonly known as Postpartum Depression.

Postpartum depression can have long-term effects on mental health, especially if compounded by pre-existing trauma. Our bilingual and bicultural therapists utilize evidence-based, trauma-focused models of treatment to stabilize depression, work on the parent-infant relationship, and support the extended family so they can support their baby’s development and establish a healthy, loving bond.

We know that new moms often face what may seem like debilitating challenges as they seek to care for and bond with their baby, and that so many biological and environmental factors play a role. We also know that the love they have for their babies is deep and enduring, and that with the right skills and support, they can become the confident, healthy and loving parents they can be and their babies deserve.

The program is five hours a day, for two days a week, depending on need. An on-site nursery staffed by experienced caregivers helps participants focus on their recovery and involve their baby in their healing. Extended family members and fathers are welcome too!

Learn more about our Macari Perinatal Intensive Outpatient Program and hear from our client Natalie, who spoke at our 2022 Virtual Benefit.

Macari Perinatal Intensive Outpatient Program
Macari Family Wellness Center

140-15B Sanford Avenue
Flushing, NY 11355
Phone: 929-456-7956 (Beverly Gould, Program Director)
Fax: 718-358-5265

  • Hours: In-person: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-3:00 p.m., based on client need. Virtual appointments are available five days a week; please contact us for more information.
  • Services Provided: Screening and assessment, individual and family therapy, dyadic mother-baby interaction therapy, therapeutic, parenting and psychoeducation groups, peer support, psychiatric evaluation and medication management, on-site pediatric services, on-site therapeutic nursery, case management through the Health Homes program
  • Other Services on site: The Macari Family Wellness Center is a multiservice site that also offers mental health counseling and substance use disorder treatmentearly childhood mental health serviceschild abuse prevention and family support, and a Benefits Access program that provides free counseling on entitlement, health insurance, social services, and legal services.
  • Ages: Geared towards caregivers of children ages newborn to 18 months
  • Admission criteria: To be eligible for this program, you must be pregnant or have recently given birth and have been newly diagnosed with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, more commonly known as Postpartum Depression. A clinical/medical referral is helpful, but clients may self-refer. Those who self-refer will be given an assessment to determine eligibility.
  • Languages: English, Spanish, and Mandarin
  • Public Transportation: Subway—#7 train to Main St., Buses—Q17, Q20A/B, Q25, Q32, Q34, Q44, Q65, LIRR to Main St.

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