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With compassion and respect, we offer women treatment and support for substance use disorders

Did you know that less than 1 in 10 women with substance use disorder are getting treatment? The path to recovery can be challenging, but treatment can help. Whether you want to address a substance use disorder as you prepare for pregnancy, discuss treatment options after you deliver or are looking for treatment especially for women, our OB MOTIVATE clinicians are here to help you.

OB MOTIVATE at VCU Health, created in 2019, is the only program in central Virginia that provides an interdisciplinary, integrated approach to women with substance use disorders. We treat women across their life course - including during and after pregnancy. Our providers work with you to create and maintain a tailored treatment plan. One that supports your goals. Our program provides evidence-based, compassionate, person-centered care. We offer:

  • OB-GYN care
  • Addiction treatment and recovery services
  • Both OB-GYN and addiction care

Meet Our Team

Our team is led by Dr. Caitlin E. Martin, M.D., MPH, FACOG, director of OB-GYN addiction services, obstetrics and gynecology and Marjorie Scheikl, MSN, R.N., CNE, VCU perinatal addiction program coordinator.

Dr. Martin is one of only a few providers offering integrated OB/GYN and addiction medical services in Virginia. She helps women manage substance use disorders anytime across their lifespan, including before, during and after pregnancy.

"Patients come to see me because they are looking for someone to help them with their needs, whether it be gynecologic or addiction related,” Martin says. “My new patients can expect to meet someone who will speak to them and treat them with compassion and respect."

[Dr. Martin] is awesome! She is the only doctor that I have met who treats addiction like a disease and not like it’s something just for bad people. If you make a mistake, she does not knock you down, instead, she builds you up so you can keep moving forward. She is the BEST doctor I have ever gone to and that is why I see her.
[Dr. Martin] is absolutely amazing! Compassionate, understanding, caring — and one can tell she is 100% genuine and passionate about what she does.

Group of providers from the OB Motivate Clinic

Your Interdisciplinary Care Team

Your care team includes experts from OB-GYN, addiction medicine for women and newborns, psychiatry and behavioral health, general pediatrics, social work and Project Empower. Our team works together to coordinate services, create a treatment plan and provide the support you need.

Our Services

At the OB MOTIVATE clinic, we bring tailored, personalized care to you during one visit. We coordinate services during your visit, at one location. We help any woman with a substance use disorder – whether you are pregnant or not. You do not have to be pregnant to start care with us. If you start treatment during your pregnancy, you can continue to see us after you have your baby.

Some services are available as video, or telehealth, appointments. Our services are similar to a women’s health clinic or pregnancy clinic, with special services for substance use disorders. They include:

  • Treatment for substance use disorders, including medications like buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) for opioid use disorder and naltrexone (Vivitrol) for alcohol use disorder
  • Reproductive and sexual health care
  • Recovery support during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum (obstetric care)
  • Annual well-woman exams, including pap smear, birth control, pregnancy counseling, cervical cancer screening and tests (gynecologic care)
  • Pediatric consultation for newborn care
  • Lactation consultation and breastfeeding education
  • Behavioral health counseling and individual and support groups
  • Referrals to other services, including those for hepatitis C treatment, social work, domestic violence and primary care

Make an Appointment

Call (804) 828-4409 and ask to schedule an appointment with Dr. Martin or the OB MOTIVATE clinic.

Patient resources

What is addiction and a substance use disorder? Addiction is a chronic brain disease that is treatable. Substance use disorders are one type of addiction. Addiction involves genetics, brain pathways and your environment. Continued use of a drug or alcohol leads to changes in your brain that make it hard to stop taking the substance, even if you want to (ASAM, 2016). Like high blood pressure or diabetes, addiction is a long-lasting illness that you can manage with the help of others. People with substance use disorders can recover.

Looking for substance use disorder treatment or more information about addiction for yourself, a friend or family member? 


You may contact us yourself or a provider can refer you.

  • To refer yourself: Please call (804)-828-4409. Press 4 for an appointment and request an appointment with Dr. Martin or someone else in the OB MOTIVATE clinic.
  • To refer a patient: Please call (804)-828-4409. Press 4 for an appointment and request to refer your patient to the OB MOTIVATE clinic. Please provide your contact information (name, practice, phone number, email) and confirm what care your patient needs:
  • OB-GYN
  • Addiction
  • Both types of care
  • One-time consultation with a care provider

Provider resources