CARF Gold Seal

We know that you have many options when choosing a care provider. Quality of services and continuous improvement are just two of the factors you may consider before deciding where to seek treatment. As a CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited facility, Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare has undergone a rigorous accreditation process consisting of an internal examination of program and business practices, on-site surveys, and annual documentation proving that we continually exceed quality standards.


Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare is proud to have earned and maintained CARF Accreditation since 2000. We currently hold a Three-Year Accreditation from CARF International in the following programs/services: Case Management/Services Coordination, Day Treatment (Adults), Outpatient Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions, Outpatient Mental Health Treatment, and Prevention for Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions. You can rest assured knowing that the treatment you will receive at Starting Point is internationally recognized as the hallmark of excellence.



What is CARF Accreditation?

When considering a behavioral healthcare provider, how do you evaluate the different available options? Where do you look to determine which providers may offer the highest quality services? The answer is CARF International.

CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services providers in the areas of Aging Services, Behavioral Health, Child and Youth Services, Durable Medical Equipment, Employment and Community Services, Medical Rehabilitation, Opioid Treatment Programs, and Vision Rehabilitation Services.

Programs and services that are CARF accredited have demonstrated their conformance to internationally recognized standards for service delivery. They have demonstrated their commitment to continuous quality improvement and a consumer-driven focus.

What does CARF Accreditation mean for me?
  • Persons served and their families look for organizations that are accredited as a sign of quality when looking for services. 
  • Accreditation is evidence to persons served that an organization has demonstrated its commitment to encouraging feedback, continuously improving services, enhancing performance, and managing risk. 
  • Persons served and their families can be confident that services will be focused on their unique needs. 
What are the benefits of being CARF accredited?

The benefits of conformance to the CARF standards can be realized by both the organization and its persons served.

For the organization, CARF accreditation is a catalyst for continuous quality improvement. CARF surveyors apply a consultative, rather than inspective, approach. They bring with them not only their own wisdom, but also the experience of similar organizations to promote quality within the industry.

For the consumer, choosing a CARF-accredited program or service can provide confidence that an organization is consumer focused and has met international standards for service delivery.

For more information about CARF International, the standards, or the survey process, visit  

Can I view your accreditation report?

Of course. We believe in transparency. Please click the link below to view and download our most recent CARF Accreditation Report.

CARF Accreditation Report