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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Ankeny)

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Ankeny, IA 50023

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180 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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950 E Hickman Rd
Waukee, IA 50263

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2720 8th Street Southwest
Altoona, IA 50009

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3625 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023

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2103 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

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4020 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

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6520 Southeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320

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Assertive Community Treatment

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a team approach designed to provide comprehensive, community-based psychiatric treatment, medication management, rehabilitation, and support to individuals possessing a serious and persistent mental illness. A multi-disciplinary team of professionals, including a prescriber, team leader, social workers, a vocational specialist, a substance abuse specialist, and registered nurses provide these services.

ACT is an evidence-based recovery model where services are individualized to meet the unique needs of each consumer and address all areas related to successful community living. The ACT team seeks to address all aspects of an individual's functioning and to help him/her nurture his/her life goals and integration into the community. In addition to possessing a serious and persistent mental illness, ACT clients have avoided or not responded well to traditional outpatient treatment and often have co-existing problems such as homelessness, substance abuse or criminal justice involvement.

Services Provided

Services and support provided include, but are not limited to:
  • 24 hour/7 days a week access to staff
  • Initial and ongoing assessments
  • Person-centered treatment planning
  • Psychiatric services
  • Medication management
  • Crisis intervention and immediate support
  • Symptom management and skills teaching
  • Family support and education
  • Substance abuse services
  • Physical health screening and care coordination
  • Employment and housing assistance
  • Case management
  • Ongoing support and advocacy while hospitalized or incarcerated

How to Access Services

To be eligible for ACT services, the following criteria must be met:
  • Diagnosis of Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, or Major Depressive Disorder
  • Two or more hospitalizations in the last year
  • Two or more incarcerations in the last two years
  • Medicaid eligibility
  • Has been unsuccessful with traditional outpatient services