Pregnancy Recovery Center at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
In 2014, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC opened its Pregnancy Recovery Center (PRC), an outpatient program offering pregnant women comprehensive and compassionate care for opioid addiction. The first and only in the region, the PRC provides office-based buprenorphine treatment, behavioral health counseling, social services, and prenatal care to pregnant and postpartum women with Opioid Use Disorder.
Patients in the PRC program receive treatment and medicine throughout their pregnancy. In the postpartum period, patients are connected with a community provider to continue medicine-assisted treatment. Babies born to mothers enrolled in the PRC program remain with their mothers whenever possible.
Opioid addiction is a chronic disease that can be managed and treated successfully. The PRC accomplishes this by:
- Providing medicine-assisted treatment to help prevent withdrawal during pregnancy
- Minimizing fetal exposure to illicit substances
- Engaging the mother as a leader in her recovery
The PRC offers:
- Obstetrical services and prenatal care
- Medicine-assisted treatment with buprenorphine
- Behavioral health counseling, in conjunction with the Perinatal Addiction Center of Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
- Social services support from licensed social workers
How to be Eligibility for the PRC Program
- Confirmed pregnancy
- Diagnosis of Opioid Use Disorder
- Program engagement and commitment
- Valid photo ID and reliable transportation
For more information, please call 412-641-1221.