Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT)

In All Community Members, Programs by NAMI Wood County

What is AOT?

Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) provides community-based mental health treatment through a partnership between the court, participants, and advocates as a way to:

  1. motivate an adult with mental illness who struggles with steady treatment
  2. encourage full treatment participation
  3. focus treatment providers on the value of keeping the person engaged in treatment

How Can AOT Help Your Loved One?

AOT can be important for your loved one for the following reasons: it lowers their risk of harming themselves or other people, regular check-ins provide a sense of control over treatment and allow for changes to be made. When preparing to leave the program, participants stay connected to treatment services.

Wood County AOT Family and Client Advocate

Brianna Snow //

State AOT Contact

Betsy Johnson //

Frequently Asked Questions

A person can be admitted into the AOT Program if they are in at least one of the following situations:

  • The person has just been released from an involuntary stay at the hospital
  • To prevent the person from an involuntary hospital stay or incarceration
  • The person has recently been released from jail or prison

Want to refer an individual to the program?

Click the form button and download the referral form to start filling out as much as you can. Send the form and supporting documents to Bree Snow, or email to refer an individual.

This program is sponsored by the Wood County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services Board.