Assertive Community Treatment
Our Heartland Family Service Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) services are an evidence-based approach to working with adults living with serious mental illnesses. The ACT advantage is that interdisciplinary mental health clinicians are organized as an accountable mental health team, which functions in a coordinated manner to provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services. The goal is to help adults with serious mental illnesses live successfully in the community.
ACT is sometimes referred to as a “hospital without walls” because our work is community-based, and we can make adjustments quickly to help clients stay out of the hospital and in the community.
Iowa: Pottawattamie County
Eligibility & Fees
Primary diagnosis must be one of the following: Schizophrenia, Schizo-affective Disorder, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder; must also be unable to consistently perform basic, daily living tasks, unable to sustain employment, and unable to maintain a stable living arrangement; must also have established a pattern of high-service needs, such as an extended psychiatric hospitalization or persistent and severe major psychiatric symptoms.
Funding: Heartland Family Service’s Mental Health Counseling services in Iowa are partially funded by the Iowa Department of Public Health.