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Health Resources & Services Administration/Bureau of Primary Health Care (HRSA/BPHC) encourages health centers to undergo comprehensive accreditation processes to support the achievement of national benchmarks and demonstrate the highest standards of health care quality. A comprehensive accreditation survey process provides structure and resources to guide and inspire health centers to provide safe care and deliver high quality outcomes.


Health centers must first submit to BPHC their Notice of Intent (NOI) to participate in the accreditation initiative. Once approved, The Joint Commission will work with the health center to finalize an application for accreditation, confirm a survey date, and provide other assistance regarding survey preparation.

Educational Assistance & Resources

In addition to resources created especially for your health center accreditation and/or Primary Care Medical Home certification journey, The Joint Commission conducts free monthly educational webinars on a variety of accreditation topics for HRSA/BPHC grantees.


For FQHCs, HRSA/BPHC pays the onsite and annual accreditation fees — for both initial and subsequent accreditation surveys. In addition, HRSA/BPHC also covers the accreditation fees for PCMH certification surveys combined with an ambulatory care accreditation survey.

Primary Care Medical Home Certification

For additional information about the Primary Care Medical Home Certification, click the below button.