Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an inclusive array of community-based rehabilitative mental health services for members with serious and persistent mental illness who have a history of high use of psychiatric hospitalization and/or crisis stabilization and therefore, require a well-coordinated and integrated package of services, provided over an extended duration, to live successfully in the community of their choice.
This service is available for individuals that are 18 and up and that meet the admission criteria. Eligible members will have a primary mental health diagnosis and may have co-occurring conditions including mental health and substance use or mental health and mild intellectual disability. ACT is a very specialized model of treatment/service delivery in which a multidisciplinary team assumes ultimate accountability for a small, defined caseload of individuals. ACT is a unique treatment model in which the majority of direct services are provided by the ACT team members in the member’s community environment.
More information on ACT may be found in Chapter 503, Licensed Behavioral Health Centers.
For more information or for alternative formats, please contact BMS at 304-558-1700.