Date of Release: 04/14/2006
SAN MARCOS—The Student Health Center at Texas State University-San Marcos has successfully earned re-accreditation for the maximum three-year term from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
Status as an accredited organization means the SHC has passed a series of rigorous and nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care, set by the Accreditation Association. More than 2,300 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by the AAAHC.
Texas State is only one of five universities in the state that have an AAAHC accredited student health center. Nationally, approximately 10 percent of universities have accredited student health centers.
“Accreditation underscores our long-standing commitment to providing the highest possible quality of care to the student and campus community we serve,” said Dr. Emilio Carranco, Director of the Student Health Center. “We are pleased and proud to have our efforts recognized with this accreditation.”
Ambulatory health care organizations seeking accreditation by the AAAHC undergo an extensive on-site, peer-based survey of their facilities and services. Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation; not all undergoing the on-site survey are granted accreditation.
The Texas State SHC has provided healthcare services to students for more than 50 years. The SHC provides primary healthcare services through its medicine, women’s and nurse clinics. Mental health and nutrition counseling services are also available. Support services include on-site laboratory, digital radiology and pharmacy. Specialty services are available by referral through contracts with a preferred provider network. A Health Education Resource Center provides health education and wellness services to the campus community.
The SHC is located on the corner of Sessom and Tomas Rivera Drive. To find out more about the SHC and its services, please visit www.healthcenter.txstate.edu.