Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
ACT provides outpatient treatment and case management, complete with rehabilitative support and psychosocial services, within a mobile, outreach-oriented team. The team utilizes a proactive, client-centered approach delivering services in consumers’ home and workplace.
The ACT team is made up of a psychiatrist, nurse, therapist, housing specialist, drug/alcohol specialist, peer support specialist, and a vocational specialist. This treatment service is available to adults with severe and persistent mental illness in York and Adams Counties.
On call 24 hours a day for emergency treatment, the team provides home delivery of medications and actively works with consumers on physical health care needs.
This is a voluntary program, targeted towards consumers who are repetitive users of services, but have enjoyed only minimal benefits from more traditional services.
Specific services include:
- Case Management
- Crisis Assessment and Intervention
- Medication and Prescription Monitoring
- Substance Abuse Services
- Employment & Work Related Services
- Assistance with Activities of Daily Living
- Housing Supports
- Social & Leisure Skill Training
- Mental Health Education for Consumers and Their Families
CRITERIA FOR PROGRAM SERVICES
All individuals must meet Medical Necessity for the service, and must have a diagnosis of schizophrenia, other psychotic disorder or chronic major mood disorder.
- Must have a history of continuous high-service needs.
- Must display a persistent lower-level of functioning.
To obtain the specific medical necessity criteria, please call York/Adams Health Choices Management Unit (HCMU) at (717) 771-9618.
ACT offices are located at 401 Carlisle Avenue in York, PA. Phone: 717-792-2976