Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a comprehensive community-based treatment program for persons with severe and persistent mental illness. The ACT Team consists of a multi-disciplinary group of mental health staff organized to provide treatment, rehabilitation and support services to individuals within the community.
The team is available to provide services to individuals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The ACT Team consists of the following staff:
- Psychiatric Nurses
- Substance Abuse Specialist
- Housing Specialist
- Vocational Specialist
- Peer Specialist
- Mental Health Workers
The ACT Team is the primary provider of all treatment/rehabilitative services to individuals in the program. Some of these services include:
- Individual, couples/family, and group therapy
- Development of a crisis/relapse prevention plan
- 24 hour crisis intervention services
- Medication monitoring and psychiatric evaluation
- Family education and consultation
- Symptom management coaching
- Drug and alcohol related services
- Vocational/Educational support
- Housing support
- Life Skills coaching
- Recreational/Socialization activities and support
- Peer Support and WRAP
- Case management
- Benefits counseling
The individual must be an adult (18 years of age and older) and meet the following criteria:
- Have a diagnosis of Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder or other Psychotic Disorder or Bipolar Disorder;
- Unable to participate or remain engaged in traditional outpatient services; and,
- Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) score of 40 or below.
And meet two of the following criteria:
- Have had two psychiatric hospitalizations in the past 12 months;
- Have severe, chronic and persistent symptoms of mental illness;
- Be homeless (living in a shelter or on the street);
- Have a co-occurring substance use disorder;
- Have a recent incarceration or current involvement with the criminal justice system; and/or,
- Is at current risk of needing placement in a residential program or institution if intensive services are not provided.
Assertive Community Treatment is offered in: Carbon, Chester , Monroe , and Pike Counties
For more information regarding Assertive Community Treatment in Carbon, Monroe and Pike Counties, please contact Jamie Kovacs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-422-6721 ex. 1079 Fax: 570-422-6673
Funded through Carbon/Monroe/Pike Counties.
For more information regarding Assertive Community Treatment in Chester County, please contact Urmi (Bonnie) Banerjee at email@example.com or (484) 870-2007