AHS - Mental Health and Addictions Services

Address:

#300, 1000 8th Ave. SW, Calgary, AB
Phone:(403) 297-4235
Fax:(403) 297-2784
Email:
Website:http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/
Hours of Operation: 8:30am - 8:00pm, Monday to Friday
Fees:
Brief Description of Services Provided:

The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team works only with clients who have a severe and chronic Axis I diagnosis (schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, major affective and bi-polar disorders). ACT clients typically are unable to engage in traditional mental health services, are non-compliant with medications, have numerous hospitalizations and demonstrate significant functional impairments in accessing safe, affordable housing, avoiding destructive lifestyle choices and have difficulty completing practical daily living tasks. The ACT team provides services both in a clinic setting and in the community. We assist clients in obtaining housing, financial assistance, accessing specialized medical services, navigating the legal system, etc. Further to this, we offer independent living skills training, recreational programming and one to one supportive counseling.

Special Populations:Any client who has been diagnosed with chronic SPMI
Referral Process:Access Mental Health - 943-1500
Programs Offered:Assertive Community Treatment
Restrictions or Exclusions Criteria: The client must have a severe and persistent Axis 1 diagnosis, be unable to access traditional mental health services, be non-compliant with medications and not engage well with other service providers.