The WISH (Women and Infant Substance Help) Center provide comprehensive, high-risk maternity care for women who are dependent on opioids and other drugs. It is the only facility of its kind in the St. Louis region.
Located on the campus of SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital in St. Louis, the WISH Center's multidisciplinary team includes 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.
Chemical Dependency, Pregnancy, High-Risk Pregnancy