Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) is a person-centered recovery oriented mental health service, which is delivered by a transdisciplinary mental health staff in the community. The PACT team consists of a team leader, psychiatrist, registered nurses, mental health professionals, peer specialist, vocational specialist and chemical dependency specialist to holistically meet the complex needs of the client. The Lake Whatcom Center PACT team will serve 75 adults with severe and persistent mental illness such as Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective disorder, and Bipolar disorder. PACT services are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
PACT is for people with severe and persistent mental illness who also experience difficulties with daily living activities and tasks, and have not benefited from traditional programs.
Key components and services:
- crisis assessment and intervention
- symptom management and psychotherapy
- co-occurring disorders services
- vocational and educational services
- peer support
- medication prescription, administration and monitoring
- assistance activities of daily living
- social and community integration skills training
- family and natural supports psycho-education and support
- person centered treatment planning
- wellness management and recovery services