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Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) delivers a full range of services to people who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness. ACT’s goal is to give consumers adequate community care and to help them have a life that isn’t dominated by their mental illness.
Psychiatrists, nurses, mental health professionals, employment specialists, and substance-use specialists join together on ACT teams to give consumers ongoing, individualized care.

ELIGIBILITY:
  • Age 18 or older
  • Primary diagnosis of Serious Mental Illness (SMI), excluding symp- toms stemming from dementia, personality disorder, intellectual/ developmental disability, or brain injury/underlying medical issue
  • Individuals with a dual diagnosis of substance use disorder need to have a primary SMI diagnosis
  • Individuals must display a need for intensive services, e.g., needs not met by traditional outpatient services, history of behavioral unit hospitalizations, utilization of crisis level services, chronic noncompliance with outpatient care, and/or continuously in need of a high level of support, and be able to benefit from ACT Team services
  • Behavioral and medical health issues must be at a level that is safe for independent living and participation in services – doesn’t currently meet criteria for involuntary hospitalization, able to live safely without supervision, able to perform basic selfcare, self-administer daily medications from a pre-filled medication box, etc.
  • Level of Care Utilization System score placing client in level 4 services

 

 

Shanalee Branham

(606) 324-3005

sbranham@pathways-ky.org

 

 

Michelle Aylsworth

(606) 324-3005

mtatman@pathways-ky.org