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Port Alberni - Assertive Community Treatment (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.

Contact Us

ACT Team Information Line:  250.731.1350

Access Services

  • 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.

Services Provided

  • Client centred 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