Behavioral Health Services awarded reaccreditation

WMU’s Behavioral Health Services has been given a glowing review as part of a three-year reaccreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. They have been reaccredited in diversion/intervention and outpatient treatment for alcohol and other drugs in the criminal justice system as well as outpatient treatment for adults.

To obtain the CARF accreditation, BHS had to pass an in-depth review of its services and meet rigorous commission guidelines for service and quality.

CARF is an independent, not-for-profit accrediting body devoted to promoting quality, value and optimal service outcomes through an accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of those receiving services. The commission noted that, "clinical and administrative staff members at BHS are effectively engaged in providing quality care that truly makes a difference in the lives of clients served. The organization has a clear and unwavering commitment to doing the right things for clients served and enjoys a reputation that is truly committed to operational excellence." BHS was also cited for its strong leadership, personalized treatment, evidence based practices and dedicated staff.

Behavioral Health Services at Western Michigan University is part of the Unified Clinics in the College of Health and Human Services. It operates as a licensed and accredited outpatient substance use and behavioral health disorder treatment provider. BHS also serves those in the criminal justice system either incarcerated or paroled from prison.

The clinic is located in the WMU Unified Clinics at 1000 Oakland Drive in Kalamazoo.

For more information, call (269) 387-8230.