District Assertive Community Treatment Team

Type of Service

Assertive Community Treatment Teams

Program Description

The Assertive Community Treatment Team is a team of mental health professionals that provide client-centered treatment, rehabilitation and support to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. It is intended for individuals with the highest intensity of need due to complex, long-term serious psychiatric issues. Assertive Community Treatment is a specialized treatment modality. It provides assertive outreach, taking the service to the client by providing: ongoing continuous services, 24-hour crisis support, supportive counselling, symptom assessment and management, medication education, prescription administration and monitoring, direct assistance with activities of daily living, skills teaching, development and support of social activities and relationships, substance abuse services, direct assistance to minimize involvement with the criminal justice system, training and support to find and maintain employment, advocacy and support, and education to family and natural support systems. Model of service is assertive community treatment.

Access Information

Assertive community treatment is intended for individuals whose needs have not been met through less intensive treatment modalities. Clients are thoroughly assessed by the multidisciplinary team and must meet strict criteria for admission. MOHLTC criteria includes a diagnosis of Axis One disorder, a history of repeated admissions to a psychiatric facility or incarceration, homelessness or near homelessness, a history of non-compliance with recommended treatment without assertive support. Will facilitate acquiring a health card if necessary.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 807-468-4215
Fax 807-468-6446

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Counties: (Kenora; Rainy River)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed

Application Referral Forms


English Interpretation Services


Main Hours

Monday 0800-2000
Tuesday 0800-2000
Wednesday 0800-2000
Thursday 0800-2000
Friday 0800-2000
Saturday 1000-1800
Sunday 1000-1800

Referrals accepted on weekends and holidays.