If you’re looking for a treatment facility for yourself or a loved one, you’ve probably already realized that there are countless centers to choose from. Simply searching for “rehab near me” probably won’t help you to narrow things down. When this is the case, it’s important to look for indicators that a treatment center is legitimate, and that its approach is based in scientific research. We recommend looking for facilities that are licensed, certified, and accredited by major organizations. Pillars Recovery is proud to have received ongoing endorsement from two such groups: The Joint Commission and the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).
Joint Commission Accredited Rehab
The Joint Commission’s full name is The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO for short). This non-profit group serves a vital purpose in the behavioral health community. As the oldest and most respected accrediting body in our industry, its criteria are exceptionally rigorous. This means that if you see a treatment center with Joint Commission accreditation, that facility has proven to be exceptional in the following areas:
- Evidence-based treatment
- Patient care and safety
- Treatment environment
- Continuing education and leadership
- Case management
- Medication safety
- Psychological and chemical assessment
At Pillars Recovery, we have exceeded the criteria laid out by The Joint Commission. Our focus on patient-first care has helped us to achieve outstanding outcomes for the people who entrust us with their recovery.
It is important to note that Joint Commission accreditation is a fully voluntary process, and it’s one that requires ongoing commitment. Pillars Recovery doesn’t rest on our laurels. Instead, we regularly update our policies, provide continued education opportunities to our staff, and renovate our center for improved patient experience.
Licensed and Certified by DHCS
In addition to attaining the “gold standard of addiction treatment,” Pillars Recovery has been licensed and certified by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). They have greenlit our detoxification, incidental medical services (IMS), and residential treatment offerings.
DHCS is California’s sole licensing organization for “facilities providing residential, nonmedical services to eligible adults who are recovering from problems related to alcohol or drug misuse.”
DHCS licensure and certification are separate processes. Licensure is required for treatment centers offering detox, treatment planning, and individual or group sessions. Certification goes a step beyond licensure – this level of approval indicates that Pillars Recovery has exceeded DHCS standards of service quality and meets compliance with the more rigorous California State program standards.
Accredited Addiction Treatment in California
We are proud that DHCS and The Joint Commission have recognized our dedication to excellence in addiction treatment. At Pillars Recovery, we provide lifechanging services that help our patients to build a brighter future. Contact us to learn more about our accredited addiction treatment center.