Rehab accreditation is important — very important. Accreditation shows that an alcohol or drug rehab meets important standards. These are standards of both safety and quality. Rehab accreditation is also important because it promotes continued improvement in the quality of care provided. Accredited rehabs are good and theycontinue to get even better.

rehab accreditationThe Joint Commission is the largest and most widely recognized health care accrediting agency in the US. It continually evaluates and monitors over 200,000 health care organizations and programs. Virtually all state governments require Joint Commission rehab accreditation as a condition of licensure and the receipt of Medicaid.

Other accrediting organizations include the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP).  And the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).

Accreditation is available to any rehabs or program that meets minimum standards. With so many accredited facilities and programs across the country, there is absolutely no reason to settle for an unaccredited rehab.

Most people want a rehab or program that is

Qualified to accept insurance reimbursement (itself a sign of quality).

Licensed to provide on-site detox, if needed.

Staffed by qualified professionals such as licensed alcohol and drug counselors (LADC), licensed professional counselors (LPC), certified addictions counselors (CAC), or certified co-occurring disorders counselors (CCDP).

Based on a philosophy with which they agree.

Most people would choose a rehab that is either located nearby or in a “swimming pool state” such as Florida, California, or Arizona. They also prefer good physical facilities with private bedrooms, a friendly staff, and good food.

But much more important than all of these combined is accreditation!

Learn more about rehab accreditation:

  • The Joint Commission.
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities(CARF).
  • Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP).
  • The Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).


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