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The Center for Wellness is accredited by AAAHC

The Center for Wellness received a three year re-accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) in October of 2016.  Health Services has been accredited since the fall of 2001.

Status as an accredited organization means Health Services has passed a series of rigorous and nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care, set by the AAAHC.  Over 5,400 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by the AAAHC.

Ambulatory health care organizations seeking accreditation by AAAHC undergo an extensive on-site, peer-based survey of its facilities and services.  Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation; and not all undergoing the on-site survey are granted accreditation.

Among the types of ambulatory health care organizations that can seek AAAHC accreditation are ambulatory and office based surgical centers; single and multi-specialty group practices; college and university health services; dental group practices; community health centers; occupational health centers; and managed care organizations.

Mission Statement

The Clarion University Center for Wellness promotes the holistic well-being of our students and enhances their university experience by providing health and counseling services, preventative education, and recreation and co-curricular programs through collaboration with others.

Core Activities


  • Direct Care Services

These services include the direct assessment, treatment, and care of students experiencing acute and/or chronic illnesses and injuries.  Additionally, direct care services include preventative services that occur in the absence of illness or injury.  Examples of direct care services include physical examination, immunization, allergy injections, breathing treatments, first aid, and referral.
  • Public Health Services

These services include the collection and analysis of data relating to the collective health condition and experience of Clarion University students.  Examples of public health services include collection and analysis of data relating to medication, environmental, and food allergies, major medical problems and family medical history.
  • Education

Educational activities are conducted individually and in groups.  Individual education occurs at the time of each patient encounter.  Both active and passive education programs are developed and conducted based on information collected through the public health function.


History of Health Services

Last Updated 4/10/18