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Psychogeriatric Assertive Community Treatment Team (PACTT)

The Psychogeriatric Assertive Community Treatment Team (PACTT) is a Southlake Regional Health Centre community team located in the Tannery Building on Davis Drive. Under the guidelines of ACT Ontario, the PACTT program services clients who are struggling with a mental illness and who need intensive long term treatment and support.

The goals of ACT teams are to minimize hospitalization and to improve quality of life to clients in their own homes and communities. PACTT is an interdisciplinary team, comprised of Registered Nurses, Social Workers, an Occupational Therapist, a Recreational Therapist, Psychiatrist and a Program Assistant. PACTT provides a wide array of supports and services to clients and their families, relating to their mental health challenges.

Admission Criteria:

  • Clients must be 55 years of age or older
  • Clients must have severe and persistent mental health illness with psychosis, such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder or major depression
  • Recent history of multiple hospital admissions and psychiatric treatment
  • Clients and/or the substitute decision makers must be agreeable to PACTT services

This Program is Not Suitable For:

  • Clients with a brain injury or a developmental delay or Alzheimer’s/dementia as the primary diagnosis
  • History of violence, sexual or physical

Referral Information

  • Referrals are accepted from physicians, psychiatrists and other mental health services
  • Referral form must be completed and submitted to Streamlined Access
  • Once PACTT receives referral an intake will be completed and a team decision will be made if client meets criteria for PACTT services


Southlake Regional Health Centre
596 Davis Drive, Newmarket, Ontario   L3Y 2P9
Tel: 905-895-4521   |   TTY: 905-952-3062
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