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Assertive Community Management

Assertive Community Management (ACM) Program

What is the ACM program? 

The Assertive Community Management program provides care-coordination and support for people who have chronic drug or alcohol problems plus a chronic physical health issues with significant social issues (e.g. accommodation and housing, social isolation, vocational re-training).  

ACM staff are able to assist clients with access to referrals for NDIS and the My Aged Care program, transport services and support with getting to an initial medical specialist appointment, and opportunities for increased engagement with local community support services.

The ACM team can meet patients within their home, a Community Health Centre or another suitable venue depending on client preference and safety issues.

The duration of the program is for 12 weeks only.  On limited occasions, this can be extended for a further 6 weeks.

Who can be referred?

  • The program is suitable for patients with substance related issues plus a chronic physical health problem and multiple social issues.

  • Suitable patients will need to be able to identify their own treatment goals, able to prioritise their current issues and available to attend appointment during normal business hours.

  • Referrals will generally not be accepted when the patient has already been accepted by another health or community service provider for care-coordination or case management activities.

How to make a referral?

For further information about referral processes, please contact a staff member from the ACM program.

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Thursday, 20 December 2018 7:00:04 AM