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Depression screening for pregnant and postpartum women


Aetna Medical Management assists pregnant members by identifying depression and getting them behavioral health support. Our Aetna Maternity Program nurses provide educational and emotional support and case management to eligible members, helping them reach their goal of a healthy, full-term delivery. 


Program elements  

  • The clinical case management process focuses on members holistically. This includes behavioral health and comorbidity assessments, case formulation, care planning, and focused follow-ups. 
  • The Aetna Maternity Program nurses, who have high-risk-maternity experience, refer pregnant members with positive depression or general behavioral health screens to Behavioral Health Condition Management if the members have the benefit and meet the program criteria. 
  • A behavioral health specialist is part of the Aetna Maternity Program team. They help enhance effective engagement and identify members with behavioral health concerns.
  •  Aetna Maternity Program nurses reach out to members who have experienced a loss in their pregnancy, if appropriate. They offer condolences and behavioral health resources. 


How to contact us

  • Members and providers can call 1-800-272-3531 (TTY: 711) to verify eligibility or register for the program. Members can enroll in the Aetna Maternity Management program with a representative at this number or enroll online at under “Stay Healthy.” 
  • Members can also enroll online through their member website.