Welcome to Ask Masi
Are you a healthcare provider caring for a pregnant or postpartum person with a mental health concern?
Do you feel uncertain about what steps to take?
Please contact us. No question is too small.
Ask Masi is a free service for perinatal care providers in the Ottawa region, including obstetricians, family doctors, midwives, nurse practitioners, and public health nurses.
Our goal is to support you in identifying and addressing your patients' mental health needs by answering your questions and providing you with recommendations and resources.
If you have a question about managing your pregnant or postpartum patient's mental health concern, please call or text us.
Everyone who phones will speak with an Ask Masi team member and can be provided with resources and referral information for programs in the community.
Physicians and nurse practitioners can speak with a perinatal psychiatrist about a specific patient or client in real-time.
The perinatal psychiatrist will provide coaching and consultation on screening, assessing, diagnosing, and starting treatment for your patient.
You must have your patient's consent to share their information with us.
Prescribers can bill OHIP for this consultation call (Billing code K730).
Please note, Ask Masi is a peer-support consultation service, not a referral service.
Other Services Provided
In addition to our phone service, we offer: