Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)
All Coast Guard clinics must be accredited in order to provide health
care services to our members. The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory
Health Care (AAAHC) has been contracted to conduct the accreditation surveys
for all Coast Guard Clinics and Super Sickbays.
Upon a successful survey the clinics are awarded a three (03) year
certification of an accredited facility having met all requirements as
outlined in the
The accreditation certificate is a symbol that the clinic/sickbay is
committed to providing high-quality health care and that it has demonstrated
that commitment by measuring up to the high standards of the Coast Guard
Medical Quality Assurance/Improvement program and the AAAHC standards.
In order to avoid a lapse in accreditation status, the clinics must undergo
full, regular surveys at least once every three years. An Application for
Survey for the subsequent full accreditation survey (referred to as a
reaccreditation survey) must be completed. Upon receipt of the application,
the AAAHC will contact the clinic administrator to establish survey dates.
To prevent a lapse in accreditation, please ensure that all documentation is
submitted to the AAAHC at least five months prior to expiration date. To
download the survey applications please visit the link to the right.