The WISH Center at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital offers comprehensive maternity care to pregnant women who are dependent on opioid drugs. It is the only center of its kind in the region.
The WISH Center's team of multidisciplinary providers include maternal fetal medicine specialists, specially trained nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, nurse coordinators and a dedicated OB pharmacist. The team coordinates with behavioral medicine therapists.
Women in this program are prescribed buprenorphine or methadone to alleviate withdrawl from opioids. The team is developing a full two-year program that extends care for new moms after the baby is born when the risk of relapse is the greatest. The plans include a partnership with outside organizations to help with job skills, housing, life skills and parenting to help moms maintain sobriety.
If you would like more information about the WISH Center, please call us at 314-768-8230.