The ACT Team (Assertive Community Treatment Team) is a community program for people with severe and persistent mental illness, who require ongoing, comprehensive and individualized mental health services. This service is intended for people who have a minimum of sixty hospital days in the previous two years and the team works in partnership with their clients to decrease the need for hospitalization and improve the client’s quality of life. Assertive outreach is provided to clients who have had difficulty maintaining contact with mental health services. This multidisciplinary team, which includes a psychiatrist, provides treatment, rehabilitation and support services in the client’s home or in the community.
Clients served by ACT are individuals with serious and persistent mental illness or personality disorders, with severe functional impairments, who have avoided or not responded well to traditional outpatient mental health care and psychiatric rehabilitation services.
Persons served by ACT often have co-existing problems such as homelessness, substance abuse problems, or involvement with the judicial system.
- Services are geared toward those with Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder or Bipolar I Disorder, with complex needs.
- People who have a minimum of sixty hospital days in the previous two years
- All patients meeting the inclusion criteria will be assessed for admission.