Assertive Community Treatmentak-admin9072021-07-04T11:42:45-08:00
Meeting the Goals of Independent Living
When outpatient treatment cannot meet an individual’s health needs, SeaView offers Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) services. ACT is a comprehensive, mobile health service for adults with a severe mental illness.
We deliver services in a convenient and comfortable location, such as the home or other community-based location.
What is Assertive Community Treatment?
ACT services, also known as mobile treatment, are psychiatric treatment and wrap-around services designed to improve overall health and well-being.
ACT offers interventions that help our clients meet their goals of living independently. In terms of mental illness, ACT is an effective intervention for individuals with severe mental health issues who struggle to engage in traditional outpatient settings. It has even been shown to reduce hospitalization rates.
We tailor health services to each individual. Our clients will receive the right level of support when and where it’s needed, including times of crisis.
ACT services can include:
Linkage to primary care services
Psychiatric evaluation and treatment planning
Education and support for family members
Education around physical and mental health, substance use, daily living, and socialization skills
Employment services such as skills assessment and training
Medication administration and monitoring
Substance use disorder services
Psychotherapy to help clients manage their symptoms and increase their ability to function
Our ACT Team
Our ACT team is multidisciplinary. This means the team members have different training and experiences. Together, they meet all of the needs of our clients.
Psychiatrist: to evaluate and support treatment that may include medications
Therapist: to help clients improve their quality of life by providing psychotherapy and substance use disorder services
Nurse: to address health needs
Case Manager: to help individuals coordinate financial needs, medical interventions and support resources
Clinical Associate: to support clients in meeting daily needs as they cope with mental health or substance use challenges