Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a highly coordinated set of services offered by a group of medical, behavioral health, peer support providers and rehabilitation professionals in the community who work as a team to meet the complex needs of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.

The team promotes self-determination, respects the person as an individual, and engages peers to promote hope that recovery from mental illness and regaining meaningful roles and relationships in the community are possible. The ACT Team operates either directly or on-call 24 hours per day, seven days per week, primarily delivering services in community locations to enable each individual to identify and live in their own residence and to find and maintain work in the community.

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Overview of ACT

What is the ACT Program?

ACT Services
  • Managing/Monitoring Medications
  • Providing in-home psychiatric and nursing visits
  • Teaching/Assisting with Independent Living Skills
  • Finding/Maintaining employment
  • Finding safe/affordable housing
  • Building community connections
  • Scheduling medical and dental appointments
  • Substance use treatment
  • Peer Support Services
  • Coordinating discharge with psychiatric hospitals
Who Does ACT Serve?
  • Adults (18 yrs. and older) with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder
  • Symptoms have caused:
    • psychiatric hospitalizations
    • legal charges
    • inability to maintain employment or housing
    • substance use
  • Unsuccessful with traditional services
Contact Information

Questions or referrals can be directed to the ACT Team Leader by calling (757) 220-3200.