What does it mean, to you, that we are CARF Accredited?

     This means that The Caroline County Health Department: Behavioral Health Program is committed to delivering high quality services to the people that we serve. We are equally committed to maintaining a high level of quality standards for business practice.

          We are proud to demonstrate this commitment by achieving CARF accreditation for our Behavioral Health Program.


What is CARF accreditation?
When considering a Substance Use Recovery or Mental Health 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.



Person-centered services
Persons served play an active and vital role in the CARF accreditation process, from helping to develop the international performance standards to giving input on the quality of services they receive.


      Through accreditation, providers demonstrate their belief that all people have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, have 

                      access to needed services that achieve optimum outcomes, and are empowered to exercise informed choice. 



                                        The CCHD:Behavioral Health Program is pleased to join CARF in this mission.

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

Programs and services that are CARF accredited have demonstrated their conformance to internationally recognized standards  for service delivery. They (We) have demonstrated their (our) commitment to continuous quality improvement and a

consumer-driven focus.