The UGA Health Center was awarded accreditation for all services, the highest recognition for health care organizations. The national health care accrediting body the Joint Commission conducted a three-day unannounced survey March 26-28 and found the health center in full compliance with no recommendations for improvement.
The two surveyors visited every clinic in the health center and spoke to staff, patients, parents and the leadership team.
The health center voluntarily goes through the accreditation process to ensure that UGA students receive the highest quality health care. The Joint Commission surveyors conduct an unannounced visit every 18-36 months, and the health center must complete a self-review annually. Only 19 of 1,700 college health centers nationwide choose to go through the Joint Commission accrediting process. The University Health Center is the only college health center accredited by the Joint Commission in Georgia, and has been fully accredited since 1989.