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NC Maternal Mental Health MATTERS (Making Access to Treatment, Evaluation, Resources, and Screening Better) is North Carolina’s Perinatal Psychiatry Access Program. Our vision is for all perinatal patients in North Carolina to have access to timely and high-quality mental health care and substance use treatment services.  


NC MATTERS was created to support health care professionals with identifying and managing their perinatal patients’ behavioral health in environments where appropriate services are scarce. By offering real-time psychiatric consultation, resource and referral services, and training opportunities to health care professionals across the state, NC MATTERS works to reduce health disparities and increase healthy birth outcomes 

NC MATTERS will not bill you or your patients for our services. 

Our Partners

NC MATTERS was established with funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) with the goal of enhancing systems for screening, assessment, and treatment of depression, substance use, and other behavioral health disorders in pregnant and postpartum patients. We sustain our programming through continued funding from HRSA and NC Department of Health and Human Services.  

We also work closely with state and national programs and organizations who are continuously working to improve mental health services for parents and families: 

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