What is the purpose of this service?

Perinatal depression is a significant problem facing women of childbearing age. The Perinatal Depression Program at Healthcare Alternative Systems (HAS) in Chicago provides screening and assessment, treatment, and psychiatric care to women who suffer from perinatal depression.

Who can receive these services?

All women of childbearing age.

What services are offered?

DHS provides contact information only. 

How to apply?

If you are in need of assistance, please call the DHS Help Line at

  • (800) 843-6154 (Voice, English or Español)
  • (866) 324-5553 (TTY)

Chicago and surrounding area

  • The Healthcare Alternative Systems website offers additional information or can be reached by calling (773) 252-3100. 
  • A "24/7" Postpartum Depression Hotline staffed by mental health professionals from Evanston-Northwestern Healthcare.  The toll-free number is (866) 364-6667 (866-ENH-MOMS).

Additional Information:

For more information on perinatal depression, please visit the following websites;:


DHS Office Locator

DHS Help Line

  • 1-800-843-6154 or Email Us
  • 1-866-324-5553 TTY