Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
Adult Behavioral Health
2045 Silverton Rd. NE, Suite B
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 588-5351
Fax (503) 585-4908
Summary of Services
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a person-centered, recovery-oriented model with substantial empirical evidence of its effectiveness. ACT serves individuals who are diagnosed with serious mental illnesses, who have severe symptoms and impairments, many of whom have co-occurring substance use disorders, who are high utilizers of the hospital and jails, and who have not benefitted from traditional outpatient programs.
The ACT team is multi-disciplinary and provides the following:
- Psychiatric prescribing
- Individual and group therapy
- Case management
- Skills training
- Vocational services
- Peer support
- Substance abuse treatment
Eligibility for Enrollment
- Individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) per OAR 309-019-0255(278) and who meet the medically appropriate standards.
- Individuals who have severe functional impairments and who have not responded to traditional psychiatric outpatient treatment. Prior given to people with schizophrenia, other psychotic disorders (e.g., schizoaffective disorder), and bipolar disorder because these illness more often cause long-term psychiatric disability.
- Individuals with significant functional impairments as demonstrated by at least one of the following conditions:
- Significant difficulty consistently performing the range of practical daily living tasks required for basic adult function in the community, or persistent or recurrent difficulty performing daily living tasks except with significant support or assistance from others such as friends, family, or relatives.
- Significant difficulty maintaining consistent employment at a self-sustaining level or significant difficulty consistently carrying out activities needed for independent living.
- Significant difficulty maintaining a safe living situation (e.g., repeated evictions or loss of housing).
- Individuals with one or more of the following problems, which are indicators of continuous high services needs (i.e., greater than eight hours per month):
- High use of acute psychiatric hospitals or emergency departments for psychiatric reasons, including psychiatric emergency services as defined in OAR 309-023-0110(18) (e.g., two or more readmissions in a six-month period).
- Intractable (e.g., persistent or very recurrent) severe major symptoms (e.g., affective, psychotic, suicidal).
- Coexisting substance abuse disorder of significant duration (e.g., greater than six months).
- High risk or history of criminal justice involvement (e.g., arrest, incarceration).
- Significant difficulty meeting basic survival needs, residing in substandard housing, homelessness, or imminent risk of becoming homeless.
- Residing in an inpatient or supervised community residence in the community, and clinically assessed to be able to live in a more independent living situation if intensive services are provided or requiring a residential or institutional placement if more intensive services are not available.
- Difficulty effectively utilizing traditional office-based outpatient services.
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