Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT)
The Program of Assertive Community Treatment is an evidence-based practice model of service delivery that provides comprehensive community-based psychiatric treatment, vocational rehabilitation, peer support services and an array of clinical interventions to persons experiencing severe and persistent mental illness.
PACT is the Mental Health Services Division’s comprehensive, interdisciplinary core service team providing intensive community treatment to assist persons to stabilize psychiatrically and remain stable in the community, therefore, decreasing the likelihood of recurrent hospitalizations or incarceration. The team directly provides the majority of needed mental health services including:
- Clinical treatment of symptoms and impairments including medication management.
- Rehabilitation to assist persons to build on their strengths and improve their abilities to cope with the impact of the illness on daily functioning.
- Evidence-based practice models of clinical intervention including Cognitive Enhancement Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, WRAP groups, EMDR and AcuDetox.
- Practical supports to assist persons to obtain and sustain an enhanced quality of life. Staff provide services with an emphasis on outreach, personal engagement, and individualization. Consumer treatment contacts occur primarily in the community, outside of facility and clinic settings. Services emphasize long-term care and continuity of care to assist the participant to achieve stabilization of symptoms, improved life functioning, and satisfaction with his/her life.
You can find answers to our most frequently asked questions about this service here. If you’ve got a question we haven’t covered, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
- Regular community-based contacts with PACT staff, up to 2.5 hours weekly
- Individual therapy, in the community or in office
- Up to eight groups daily on a variety of topics
- Optional Acudetox acupuncture treatment
- Case management and community referrals
- Medication management and medical referrals
- Additional support with medication compliance via daily deliveries of medication
- Crisis intervention line monitored by PACT staff
- 24/7 support from skilled staff in a comfortable setting
We are happy to answer questions for family and others; but, all services are voluntary and individuals need to seek services directly. All services at Region Ten are confidential, and information is only shared when a consumer has signed a release or Advanced Directive for a specific person.