Assessment & Shared CAre Team (ASCAT)
The National University Hospital's Assessment and Shared Care Team (ASCAT NUH) is an adult community psychiatric team that aims to bridge mental health care between the community and the hospital.
ASCAT NUH comprises of a multi-disciplinary team to provide assessment, treatment, and holistic care for clients with moderate to severe mental health conditions. In addition to supporting clients and caregivers, the team also builds capability of community mental health providers through training and clinical leadership.
The Assessment & Shared Care Team is one of the programmes under the Community Mental Health Masterplan developed by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC), together with the Ministry of Health (MOH). The programme enables persons living with mental health issues to seek early treatment and community support nearer to their homes.