The University of Texas
Arlington Health Services has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation
Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Accreditation distinguishes this student
health center from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality
of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external evaluation.
Status as an accredited
organization means Health Services has met nationally recognized standards for
the provision of quality health care set by AAAHC. More than 5,000 ambulatory
health care organizations across the United States are accredited by AAAHC. Not
all ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation; not all that
undergo the rigorous on-site survey process are granted accreditation. Health
Services now joins the list of the only nine accredited student health centers
in the state of Texas.
“Our patients deserve the best,”
said Robert Blum, UT Arlington Health Services director. “When you see our
certificate of accreditation, you will know that AAAHC, an independent,
not-for-profit organization, has closely examined our facility and procedures.
It means that our organization cares enough about our patients to strive for
the highest level of care possible.”
Ambulatory health care
organizations seeking accreditation by AAAHC undergo an extensive
self-assessment and on-site survey by AAAHC expert surveyors – health care
providers, mental health providers, nurses and administrators who are actively
involved in ambulatory health care. The survey is consultative and educational,
presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and
“Going through the process
challenged us to find better ways to serve our patients, and it is a constant
reminder that our responsibility is to strive to continuously improve the
quality of care we provide,” Blum said.
UT Arlington Health Services is
an outpatient, or ambulatory, facility open Monday through Friday during the
academic year that offers quality care to eligible students. Originally opened
on campus in its present building in 1963, Health Services has broadened its
services to include a Medical Clinic, Women's Health Clinic, Immunization
Clinic, Mental Health Services and Health Promotion and Substance Abuse
education. Health Services also provides students a complex medical laboratory,
a Class A pharmacy and a diagnostic radiology department. For more information,
visit the UT Arlington Health Services center at 605 S. West St., Arlington, Texas,
or call 817-272-2771. More information is available online at http://www.uta.edu/campus-ops/health-services.
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, founded in
1979, is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation with more than
5,000 organizations accredited nationwide. AAAHC accredits a variety of
organizations including, ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery
centers, endoscopy centers, student health centers, military health care
clinics, and large medical and dental practices. AAAHC serves as an advocate
for the provision of high-quality health care through the development of
nationally recognized standards and through its survey and accreditation
programs. AAAHC accreditation is recognized as a symbol of quality by
third-party payers, medical organizations, liability insurance companies, state
and federal agencies and the public.
The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.