Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

What is it? Karen Kennedy

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an intensive community based (outpatient) treatment program with a multi-disciplinary team of providers that supports MaineCare eligible adults and children who may have a major mental illness diagnosis and often co-occurring disorders. The goal of the ACT Program is to improve the client’s functioning in the least restrictive setting, while strengthening family, work, school and community ties.

Services include:

  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Medication management
  • Individual, family and group therapy
  • Intensive case management
  • Substance abuse treatment services
  • Crisis stabilization services
  • Vocational support services

The multi-disciplinary team includes a psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, case manager, therapist, and an employment specialist. The client has access to support 24/7 for crisis needs. The ACT Program is based on national standards and is intended to prevent psychiatric hospitalization and criminal justice involvement.

Make a Referral

If you are a healthcare professional looking to refer a client to the ACT Program, please Click Here.

How can ACT help me?

The ACT Program provides a safe and confidential environment where clients can:

  • Receive the highest quality individual and group therapy services
  • Be connected to resources in the community and help navigate the social service system
  • Receive individualized treatment from a team of providers in a therapeutic environment

What are the benefits of ACT services?

  • Community based
  • Intensive support
  • Based on client strengths and needs
  • Long-term commitment to care
  • Multi-disciplinary professional team
  • Less restrictive
  • Crisis stabilization
  • Help with housing, employment and finances

ACT Teams for Adults

The ACT team works together to provide you with the highest quality of care. Rather than having multiple services from multiple agencies and provider, all your mental and behavioral health needs are addressed by the multi-disciplinary team, who meet several times per week to collaborate and discuss how to provide individualized treatment.

Adult ACT services are offered at:

ACT CORE Program
66 Baribeau Drive
Brunswick, ME 04011

ACT ACCESS Program
576 St. John Street
Portland, ME 04102

ACT ACTION Program
106 Gilman Street
Portland, ME 04102

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