St. Cloud State University’s Medical Clinic and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) have been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
Accreditation distinguishes St. Cloud State’s Medical Clinic and CAPS from many other outpatient facilities through their adherence to rigorous standards of care and safety. Only 11% of higher education medical clinics are accredited. During this round of accreditation, the counseling center was added as a service line and was reviewed for the first time by AAAHC.
What this accreditation means for St. Cloud State’s students and campus
St. Cloud State’s campus has a professionally recognized team and facility that delivers high-quality care. Status as an accredited organization means St. Cloud State has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of high-quality health care set by AAAHC and shows a commitment to high-quality care and patient safety.
During accreditation, an on-site surveyor ensures compliance and continuous improvement at the facility. Accredited agencies adopt policies and procedures that fuel ongoing quality in their services as well as self-evaluation. During the survey, best practices to help the organization improve its care and services are presented.
Medical Clinic provides diagnosis, treatment, prevention, promotion and education services to St. Cloud State students. Our physicians, nurses and staff members partner with units across campus, notably Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Public Safety.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
CAPS is a department within the Division of Student Life and Development that helps undergraduate and graduate students cope more effectively with personal, mental health, and academic issues that arise in their lives. Counseling and Psychological Services is the primary mental health provider for students at St. Cloud State University, offering confidential personal counseling and consultation to promote personal development and psychological well-being and assist students in defining and meeting personal, academic, and career objectives.