Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

ACT

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a mental health program that focuses on individual clients and their recovery. The program facilitates community living, psychosocial rehabilitation, and recovery for persons who have the most serious mental illnesses.

  • ACT serves clients with serious mental illnesses that are complex and who have very significant functional impairments
  • ACT services are delivered by a group of mental health staff from a variety of disciplines, who work as a team and provide the majority of treatment services
  • ACT services are individually tailored to the needs of each client
  • ACT teams are mobile and deliver services in the community

Services Provided

Services may vary dependent on the community in which you live but can include

  • Service coordination
  • Crisis assessment and intervention
  • Psychiatric/Psychological treatment and supports
  • Psychiatric medication: prescription and management
  • Services/supports for concurrent substance use disorder
  • Work-related services
  • Activities of daily living
  • Social/interpersonal relationship and leisure-time skill training
  • Peer support services
  • Support services
  • Family-centred services
  • Healthy lifestyle choices
  • Social/recreational/leisure

General Information on Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

Referral Required?
Required
How to Get Referral

Campbell River

Contact Intake: #207–1040 Shoppers Row
Campbell River, BC V9W 2C6
Phone: 250-850-2620
Fax: 250-850-2464


Cowichan Valley

Referrals are done internally through the Pathways system
Specific information on the referral process is available by calling 250-709-3040


Nanaimo

Referrals are done internally through the Pathways system, or directly from the community via ACCESS Services at Brooks Landing phone 250-739-5710.
Intake Line:  250-739-5710


Port Alberni

Referrals are done internally through the Pathways system, or directly from the community via fax 250-731-1343.

Specific information on the referral process is available by calling 250-731-1350 and asking for ACT.


Victoria

Referrals are done internally through the Pathways system, or directly from the community via fax 250-519-5183.

For information about referrals to South Island Mental Health & Substance Use programs call 250-519-3485.

Contact Us

Campbell River

#207–1040 Shoppers Row
Campbell River, BC V9W 2C6
Phone: 250-850-2620
Fax: 250-850-2464


Cowichan Valley

ACT Team Administration:  250-737-2607


Nanaimo

Intake Line:  250-739-5710


Port Alberni

ACT Team Information Line:  250-731-1350


Victoria

ACT and Outreach Team Information via intake office: 250-519-3485

Locations

Ladysmith Community Health Centre

Ladysmith Community Health Centre

1111-4th Avenue
PO Box 10
Ladysmith, B.C. 
V9G 1A1

250-739-5777

North Island Hospital Comox Valley

North Island Hospital Comox Valley

101 Lerwick Rd
Courtenay, B.C. 
V9N 0B9

250-331-5900

port alice health centre

Port Alice Health Centre

1090 Marine Dr
Port Alice, BC
V0N 2N0

250-284-3555

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