CHAP logoCHAP, The Community Health Accreditation Program, works to improve the quality of community-based health care across the USA.

An independent, non-profit accrediting association created in 1965, CHAP’s goal is for home care to prosper and strengthen. They are dedicated to providing the highest level of consultation and broad network of professional staff resources.


To become CHAP certified an agency must undergo four main steps.

  • During  APPLICATION, the agency undergoes an evaluation to determine eligibility.
  • The agency then participates in a SELF-STUDY, completing a comprehensive internal evaluation and review of the organization’s operations.
  • The next step, the SITE VISIT, consists of an evaluation by health care professionals who are highly experienced in their respective fields. This site visit provides assistance to the organization, while ensuring compliance with the CHAP Standards of Excellence and other regulatory requirements.
  • The complete accreditation consists of strict evaluations over a period of three years and is completed with a REVIEW by the board of professionals.

Kalamazoo Home Healthcare is CHAP Certified.

Contact us to learn more and schedule a consultation.