The Joint Commission, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation

An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

Joint Commission accreditation requirements address the organization’s performance in specific areas, and specify requirements to ensure that care, treatment and services are provided based on quality and in a safe manner. A trauma-informed, recovery/resilience-oriented philosophy and approach to care, treatment and services is embedded in the requirements. The Joint Commission develops its requirements in consultation with behavioral health care experts, providers, measurement experts, as well as individuals served. There are additional requirements specific to the unique needs of medication-assisted opioid treatment programs, foster care programs and certification requirements for health homes operated by behavioral health care organizations.

Resource services

Treatment, Mental Health, Behavioral Health, Opioid Treatment Program, Trauma, and National Resource Site

National and State resource sites, helplines, and crisis hotlines provide immediate support and referrals to programs and services via telephone, email, web or text messaging.

Please be aware that we do not endorse or directly support any presented resource. Those seeking programs, services, or treatment are urged to verify each provider's credentials and certifications to confirm their expertise and quality of service.