General information

AAAHC accreditation means that the organization participates in on-going self evaluation, peer review and education to continuously improve its care and services. The organization also commits to a thorough, on-site survey by AAAHC surveyors, who are themselves health care professionals, at least every three years.

For more information, select a topic under General Information or choose your organization type from the menu to the left.

Types of Organizations Accredited

Any organization that meets AAAHC Survey Eligibility Criteria may apply for an accreditation survey. The following types of organizations have found the AAAHC standards and survey procedures particularly appropriate and helpful in improving the quality of care they provide:

  • Ambulatory health care clinics
  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Birthing centers
  • College and university health centers
  • Community health centers
  • Dental group practices
  • Diagnostic imaging centers
  • Endoscopy centers
  • Federally Qualified Community Health Centers
  • Health Maintenance organizations (HMOs)
  • Independent physician associations (IPAs)
  • Indian health centers
  • Lithotripsy centers
  • Managed care organizations
  • Medical Home Organizations
  • Military health care facilities
  • Multi-specialty group practices
  • Occupational health centers
  • Office based anesthesia organizations
  • Office based surgery centers and practices
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgeons’ offices
  • Pain management centers
  • Podiatry practices
  • Radiation oncology centers
  • Single specialty group practices
  • Surgical recovery centers
  • Urgent or immediate care centers
  • Women’s health centers