Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

ACT phone number: 641-243-7297
ACT fax number: 641-424-0783

Admission Criteria:

Eligible patients need a diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, or severe MDD. They can have co-occuring substance use disorders but this cannot be their primary reason for recurrent hospitalization. They also need to be Medicaid eligible, live within 25 miles of Mason City, age >18, and one of the following:

-Two or more inpatient admissions in past 24 months
-Greater than 3 weeks of hospitalization in the past 12 months
-Greater than 3 months of residential care in the past 12 months
-Decompensation or high risk of decompensation with traditional treatment due to treatment noncompliance or severe life stress

What is ACT?
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an evidence-based model of treatment for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness for whom traditional approaches have been ineffective.

ACT team is staffed by physicians, nurses, social workers, substance abuse counselors, mental health counselors, vocational specialists, and peer support specialists

What do patients get?
-24 hour/7 day a week access to staff
-Person centered treatment planning
-Medication management and psychiatric services
-Symptom management and skills teaching
-Family support and education
-Substance use reduction services
-Physical health screening and care coordination
-Employment and housing assistance
-Assistance maintaining activities of daily living

 

Click link below for the
Assertive Community Treatment Referral

    Dr. Shea Jorgensen    Psychiatrist
     Kristen Penn, BSN RN, Team Lead

    Robin Tilton           Nurse

Vocational Specialist

    Taylor Redmond    Clinician
    Tristen Stark        Peer Support Specialist
   Natasha Marquis    Team Assistant