Redefine Quality in Behavioral Health Care and Human Services
Joint Commission accreditation is not just for hospitals. For more than 50 years, we've helped behavioral health and human service organizations transform their programs and services by meeting and exceeding rigorous performance standards. Today, thousands of behavioral health and human service organizations, large and small, are recognized by The Joint Commission as pillars of quality and safety.
Learn the Basics
Learn more about the behavioral health care and human services accreditation program such as eligibility, accreditation options, process, and pricing. Then, assess your organization’s readiness to apply by reviewing our performance standards.
Prepare for Your Survey
You've submitted your application. Now, it's time to prepare for accreditation. Access tips, checklists and other resources to assist you before, during, and after your on-site survey.
Sustain Your Accreditation
Congratulations, you’re accredited! Next, learn how to promote this major accomplishment and about other resources to help you sustain accreditation.
Excel Beyond Accreditation
Accreditation is important, but it’s not the end goal. We provide tools, solutions and services to help you continue your process improvement journey beyond accreditation.
We are Here to Support You Every Step of the Way
Accreditation and certification are important accomplishments to achieve and we are here to help your organization throughout the entire process. Whether you’re new to the Joint Commission and just starting on your journey, or you are looking for guidance after your survey or review, you’ll have plenty of ongoing support.
If you’re pursuing accreditation for the first time, a member of our Business Development team will help you determine if your organization is eligible, explain the process, provide you with access to the accreditation standards and inform you about other helpful resources available to you. Once your application and deposit* has been submitted, an Account Executive will then become your primary, ongoing “go to” person to help you through the process before, during and after the survey.
*Some exceptions exist for currently accredited organizations pursuing select certifications.
Behavioral Health Care and Human Services