What is Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)?
ACT, also known as Assertive Community Treatment, is an all-inclusive treatment team, often referred to as a “hospital without walls.” An ACT Team consists of the following providers:
- Case Managers
- Psychiatric Providers
These providers assist clients with basic needs, mental and medical health issues, alcohol and drug addiction, supported employment, and peer support to improve their quality of life.
Who Is ACT For?
In order to be considered for an ACT Team, the patient needs to meet the following criteria:
- 18 years or older
- Diagnosis: on the schizophrenia spectrum, severe bipolar, or major depression (recurrent and severe) with psychotic features
- No primary diagnosis of a personality disorder
- Unsuccessful in traditional office-based outpatient treatment
- Must also have one of the following: repeated hospitalizations in the past year, repeated use of psychiatric emergency services, criminal justice involvement in the past two years
To refer patients, contact Kim Sandbrink, ACT Team Leader, at email@example.com.