Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT)
The Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) is an evidence-based intensive outpatient treatment program designed to assist adults overcome the barriers to their recovery from severe and persistent behavioral health disorders.
The program operates with a strength-based and person-centered approach and is targeted to individuals with severe behavioral health disorders who exhibit continuous high service needs, who have experienced multiple inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations, and who have been unable to benefit from more traditional outpatient behavioral healthcare.
PACT services are provided by a multi-disciplinary team that includes mental health professionals, a psychiatric prescriber, nurses, a substance use disorder specialist, a vocational specialist, peer counselors, and community support specialists. The entire PACT team carries the caseload rather than an individual clinician. The majority of services are provided in the client’s home or other community settings. Clients are seen several times per week, and sometimes multiple times per day, in order to promote stabilization and recovery.
Services include comprehensive assessment, individualized treatment planning, service coordination, counseling and psychotherapy, co-occurring disorder treatment, vocational services, comprehensive community support, peer support, assistance with daily living activities, crisis intervention, and psychiatric evaluation, prescribing, and medication monitoring. Services are provided seven days per week including weekends and holidays in Snohomish and Skagit counties. Crisis services are available to PACT clients from their treatment team 24/7.
This service is available in Snohomish & Skagit counties.
To access this service, individuals must be referred by a PACT team member, who will submit your referral to the North Sound Behavioral Health Organization.