to main content Learn | The Joint Commission

Why The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission has been driving health care quality improvements since 1951 — and the results speak for themselves. The nearly 21,000 health care organizations that have earned Joint Commission accreditation or certification are associated with higher quality care and patient outcomes.


Thinking about applying for Joint Commission rural health clinic accreditation? We’re here to help.


Find answers to the most common questions about rural health clinic accreditation here.


If your rural health clinic is considering accreditation, you probably have questions about pricing. Find answers to pricing questions here.

Our Standards

Curious to see how your organization measures up to Joint Commission rural health clinic performance standards? Request a trial version of the rural health clinic standards

Accreditation Options

The Joint Commission offers different accreditation and certification programs. Whether you’re seeking the appropriate accreditation option for your rural health clinic or looking for a certification that meet your organization’s needs, we can help.

Apply for Accreditation

You’ve confirmed your eligibility, reviewed the performance standards and assessed your readiness for an on-site survey. Now commit to a culture of quality and safety by applying for rural health clinic accreditation.