Apply to Become a PHA Member

100% of your membership purchase goes towards advancing Perinatal Mental Health and wellness services within the San Diego Community. We’ve got something for everyone with a wide variety of benefits based on your membership level of choice. We can’t wait to welcome you to our alliance!

Click HERE if you are already a PHA member and need to renew or update your profile.

Contact us if you have any questions or need assistance.

How It Works

Submit an application.

After reviewing PHA's membership qualifications and policies (listed below), click any "Apply Now" button and complete our online application. Submit the application and follow the email prompts to activate your account.

Interview with PHA.

Within 3-5 business days, we will review your application and reach out to set up a casual interview. If approved, we will grant your account access to our membership levels and instruct you on how to complete your purchase.

Pay and enjoy!

Following payment, your account/profile will automatically be upgraded to the selected membership level and you will be emailed an official "welcome" packet listing out the many ways to make the most out of your new PHA membership.

PHA Membership Levels:

Exclusive to San Diego County providers, our Clinical membership is designed to support mental health professionals (Psychiatrists, Psychologists, LMFTs LCSWs, LPCs, etc.) who treat perinatal individuals.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Access to our PMADS 101 Online Course (Worth 3 CEs!!)
  • Professional profile listed in our online provider directory (viewed by over 500 new users a month)
  • Client referrals (Priority consideration by our warmline volunteers)
  • Free attendance at our educational workshops (3-4 held yearly)
    • BONUS GIFT: FREE CEs when applicable!!
  • Free attendance at our annual networking-social (currently postponed due to COVID)
  • On-going, local peer-support- Exchange resources, referrals, and clinical consultation through our active, members-only listserv
  • A digital PHA member's badge to publicly showcase your affiliation and commitment to supporting local, perinatal individuals and their families

Exclusive to San Diego County residents, our Allied Professional membership is ideal for health and wellness providers (Midwives, nurses, MDs, Doulas, Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, Birth or Parent educations, Lactation or Sleep Consultants, etc.) who work with perinatal individuals.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Access to our PMADS 101 Online Course *
  • Professional profile listed in our online provider directory (viewed by over 500 new users a month)
  • Client referrals (Priority consideration by our warmline volunteers)
  • Free attendance at our educational workshops (3-4 held yearly) *
  • Free attendance at our annual networking-social (currently postponed due to COVID)
  • On-going, local peer-support- Exchange resources, referrals, and clinical consultation through our active, members-only listserv
  • A digital PHA member's badge to publicly showcase your affiliation and commitment to supporting local, perinatal individuals and their families

*Membership does not include CE credits

Exclusive to San Diego County residents, our Local Hero membership is ideal for any perinatal provider (clinical, health, or wellness) that works for a community nonprofit/clinic or providers with income limitations that make our Clinical or Allied Professional membership levels out of reach.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Access to our PMADS 101 Online Course *
  • Professional profile listed in our online provider directory (viewed by over 500 new users a month)
  • Client referrals (Priority consideration by our warmline volunteers)
  • Free attendance at our educational workshops (3-4 held yearly) *
  • Free attendance at our annual networking-social (currently postponed due to COVID)
  • On-going, local peer-support- Exchange resources, referrals, and clinical consultation through our active, members-only listserv
  • A digital PHA member's badge to publicly showcase your affiliation and commitment to supporting local, perinatal individuals and their families

*Membership does not include CE credits

Our Organizational membership is ideal for any business, clinics, hospitals, group, etc. desiring membership under the organization/business name.

  • 1-4 sub-members $245/year
  • 5-9 sub-members $365/year
  • 10- 25 sub-members $599/year
  • 26- 50 sub-members $950/year
  • 50-100 sub-members $1,525/year
  • 100+ sub-members $2,300/year

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Access to our PMADS 101 Online Course (Worth 3 CEs) and individual CE credit to all eligible staff members
  • Organization's/Business's profile listed in our online provider directory (viewed by over 500 new users a month)
  • Client referrals (Priority consideration by our warmline volunteers)
  • Free attendance for all group members at our educational workshops (3-4 held yearly)**
  • Free attendance at our annual networking-social (currently postponed due to COVID)
  • Access to our members-only listserv
  • A digital PHA member's badge to publicly showcase your affiliation and commitment to supporting local, perinatal individuals and their families

** Membership does not include CE credit for educational workshops. When Applicable, CE credit can be purchased for an additional cost.

Our Student membership is ideal for undergraduate or graduate-level students just getting started in the perinatal field or interested in supporting PHA's mission.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Access to our PMADS 101 Online Course (Not eligible for CEs)
  • Free attendance at our educational workshops (3-4 held yearly)
  • Free attendance at our annual networking-social (currently postponed due to COVID)
  • On-going, local peer-support- Exchange resources, referrals, and clinical consultation through our active, members-only listserv
  • A digital PHA member's badge to publicly showcase your affiliation and commitment to supporting local, perinatal individuals and their families

PHA Membership Qualifications and Policy

PHA's membership organization exists to develop a collective of diverse, qualified San Diego professionals geared towards supporting the mental, emotional, physical health, and wellness needs of perinatal individuals and families. The purpose of this membership alliance is to support professional growth while carrying out and advancing the prevention, early intervention, and treatment of perinatal mood or anxiety disorders within the San Diego Community.

As such, the organization grants membership to licensed clinical providers who have demonstrated that they have been trained in the identification, treatment, or resource coordination pertinent to serving this population, OR to health and wellness professionals that have demonstrated a professional history of serving this population effectively.

Student membership is granted to those currently enrolled in a graduate program related to behavioral health or physical wellness.

PHA accepts applications for membership and grants membership status to community members and professionals who can attest that they uphold the professional and ethical standards of their licensing and/or professional governing board (e.g. APA, BBS, NASW, AAMFT, and the like). To that same purpose, PHA reserves the right to revoke membership should it be demonstrated that a member has not maintained such ethical and professional standards, or has been sanctioned by their respective governing body for failure to uphold those standards.

The Postpartum Health Alliance is committed to equal and inclusive treatment for all community and professional members. The nonprofit’s operations and professional membership shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying by reason of the following actual or perceived characteristics: age, ancestry, color, mental or physical disability, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, immigration status, marital or parental status, medical condition, nationality, national origin, actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, military status, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

PHA reserves the right to revoke professional membership at any time. PHA will exercise this right in cases like, but not limited to, engaging in unethical/harmful interactions with families, engaging in personal or professional behaviors that misrepresent PHA, sharing personal or professional beliefs that are not congruent with PHA's beliefs and values, and the like.

Professionals associated with PHA’s organization or operations that violate this policy will be evaluated by PHA’s Membership Oversight Committee and correctional action shall be taken (i.e., starting with education/probationary period and up to and including dismissal).

It is the responsibility of each member to notify PHA, within 30 calendar days, of any modifications, revocations, or restrictions that have been placed on their legal ability to practice within their professional scope.