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Assertive Community Treatment

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Whole Health Clinical Group uses an interdisciplinary approach to treatment.

ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT TEAM

An interdisciplinary team approach to managing symptoms and restoring health.

Community-based treatment

Whole Health Clinical Group provides intensive case management programs designed to support adults with severe and persistent mental illness. The Assertive Community Treatment Team offers an array of community-based treatment options and services such as housing, employment, education, social skills, and help with family relationships and alcohol or drug abuse.  Services are long-term but transitional, focusing on the consumer's recovery and the skills and support needed to achieve independence.

We use an interdisciplinary team approach, with a treatment plan based on the needs of the individual consumer.

Services include:

  • Advocacy
  • Assessment
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy
  • Nursing
  • Case management/care coordination
  • Supportive therapy
  • Medical coordination
  • Medication management 
  • Life skill training
  • Pre-vocational training
  • Money management
  • Social support network management

Also available are services offering links to other community support networks, such as legal assistance, housing assistance, treatment for alcohol or drug addiction, and medical treatment.

All clinical treatment is provided by Whole Health Clinical Group staff members, who work with the consumer as a team to assist in achieving therapeutic treatment and life goals. The team is comprised of the consumer, a case manager, a psychiatrist, a psychiatric nurse, and other individuals whom the consumer chooses to involve.

Each consumer has a primary case manager responsible for coordinating treatment with other team members. Consumers meet regularly - usually weekly - with an assigned case manager to discuss treatment issues. When necessary, a case manager will accompany a consumer to a community appointment.

To be eligible for participation in the Assertive Community Treatment program, a consumer must:

  • Be 18 or older.
  • Have a severe mental illness such as schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder or major depression.
  • Have experienced difficulties in the last six months with housing, employment, medication management, legal issues, money management, or a worsening of symptoms that required emergency intervention or hospitalization.

For information on how you, or someone you know, can benefit from Assertive Community Treatment, please contact us:

Phone: 414-476-9675
Fax: 414-476-9615
TTY/TDD: 414-476-9617

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