Main Office1040 Waltham Street
Lexington, MA 02421
Phone: (781) 862-3600
TTY: (781) 860-0820
Fax: (781) 863-5903
Program of Assertive Community Treatment
Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) is a service-delivery model that provides comprehensive, locally based supports to people with serious mental health conditions who are pursuing goals of recovery from mental illness. PACT provides highly individualized services by round-the-clock multidisciplinary staff in a person's own home and community. To have the knowledge and skills to meet an individual's multiple treatment, rehabilitation, and support needs, PACT team members are trained in the areas of psychiatry, social work, nursing, substance abuse and vocational rehabilitation. The PACT team provides these necessary services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
The PACT model is effective for individuals in their late teens and older who experience symptoms that are distressing and lead to difficulties in daily living activities such as employment, managing personal affairs and social and interpersonal relationships. PACT is most effective for people with schizophrenia, other psychotic disorders (e.g., schizoaffective disorder) and bipolar disorder; those who are not helped by traditional outpatient models, have difficulty getting to appointments on their own, have had bad experiences in the traditional mental health service system or are reluctant to use mental health services.
Referrals for PACT services are made through the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health or the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership.
For more information about PACT services, please contact:
PACT Team Leader