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PACT (Assertive Community Treatment Services)

October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
by Martha Maltais

The Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) Team offers daily community-based treatment for consumers in recovery from a serious mental illness. PACT is a multidisciplinary team, including psychiatry, nursing, case management and mental health therapy. The team provides psychiatric treatment, vocational rehabilitation services and intensive case management to assist persons served with living successfully in the community and reducing their need for hospitalizations.

 The PACT team assists consumers with a serious mental illness (such as Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder or Bipolar I Affective Disorder) who can benefit from intensive outpatient treatment and case management.  The hours of operation are 7 days per week; 8:30am-8:30pm, with after hours on-call and crisis intervention services. Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) is an evidence-based practice with clear treatment guidelines and program standards. Positive outcomes include reduced hospitalizations and improved clinical stability. Please call 434-972-1800 for Intake appointment to agency. Referral by agency case management.  Payment for services is on a sliding scale and payment plan is  available.  Funding sources are Medicaid, State Funding, Sliding Scale Fees.  For more information about PACT, please visit  www.nami.org – the National Alliance on Mental Illness website and www.samhsa.org – the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website.

 

Martha is the Senior Director of Adult Development Services for Region Ten Community Services Board.

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