Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation


Yulee, Fla: On, August 17, 2022, CARF International announced that Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare has been accredited for a period of three years for its Mental Health Case Management/Services Coordination (Adults and Children), its Mental Health Adult Day Treatment, its Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders/Addictions Outpatient Treatment (Adults and children), and its Substance Use Disorders/Addictions Prevention (Adults and Children) programming. CARF identified multiple areas of strength including the organization’s strong board of directors, continual growth over the past ten years, and progressive strategies in providing and growing services, among many others. The latest accreditation is the 8th consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare is a not-for-profit organization with offices in Fernandina Beach, Yulee, and Hilliard, Florida. It has been providing mental health and substance use treatment services in the Nassau County and Northeast Florida area since 1992.

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at

For additional information, contact Valerie Ray at or visit to read the full accreditation report.

About Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare

Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare provides mental health and substance abuse treatment services to children, teens and adults in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. The non-profit agency serves more than 3,000 individuals each year and has been serving the region for more than 30 years. Starting Point is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). For more information, please visit


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