Assertive Community Treatment

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an intensive nonresidential treatment and rehabilitative mental health service provided according to the assertive community treatment model. Assertive community treatment provides a single, fixed point of responsibility for treatment , rehabilitation, and support needs for clients.

 The goal of ACT is to improve the overall function and decrease the need for hospitalizations and/or legal concerns.


  • This program helps people who are 18 years or older
  • The individual is diagnosed with a Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI).  Must have a primary diagnosis of Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder with Psychotic Features, other Psychotic Disorders, or Bipolar Disorder.  
  • The individual has a continuous high-intensity services
  • History of numerous hospitalizations and/or legal concerns
  • Continued concerns with multiple functional areas including: educational, financial, housing, independent living, interpersonal, legal, medical and dental health, mental health symptoms and services, self-care, social, substance use, transportation, and vocational.  

Services are Provided by an Interdisciplinary Team of Providers that Include:

  • Psychiatry
  • Nursing
  • Therapy
  • Vocational and chemical counselors
  • Peer recovery specialist
  • Crisis response

Specific Services Include but are not Limited to:

  • Assertive engagement
  • Budget support
  • Case management
  • Co-occurring support
  • Crisis assistance
  • Employment services
  • Family psycho-education and support
  • Group sessions
  • Housing support
  • Illness education
  • Independent living skills
  • Medical supports
  • Medication management
  • Medication education
  • Mental health certified peer specialist services
  • Psychiatry
  • Symptom management
  • Therapy
  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Wellness self-management and prevention

Carlton County ACT Referral and Screening Tool

For specific questions or more information, please call the agency directly at, 218-878-2875