PHC Accreditation



Primary Health Centre Accreditation Programme

Primary Health Center Accreditation:In the year 2009, NABH had signed an MOU with the state governments for providing consultancy for preparing district hospital and medical colleges for accreditation. In that series state government of Gujarat offered their PHCs and CHCs for accreditation by NABH standards.

Four clauses of NABH PHC Standards are:

a) IPHS standards b) Process standards c) Governance standards d) Outcome standards

Benefits of Accreditation

a) Patients are the biggest beneficiary as implementation of accreditation standards ensures Patient safety, commitment to quality care resulting in good clinical outcomes.
b) Improves patient satisfaction and increases community confidence as services are provided by credentialed medical staff.
c) Accreditation status provides good marketing advantage in the competitive healthcare.
d) Accreditation provides an objective system of empanelment by insurance and other third parties

Who can apply?
Primary Health Centre that fulfils the following requirements:
a) Currently in operation as Primary Health Centre b) Primary Health Centre should have been implemented NABH standards in the Primary Health Centre for a minimum of three months. c) The organization that commits to comply with NABH standards and applicable legal/statutory/ regulatory requirements.

How to apply for accreditation?

All aspiring healthcare organizations desirous to achieve accreditation can apply online by registering on the NABH website. Kindly refer the General information brochure in the PHC accreditation page on NABH website.


How much is the Fees?

General information brochure Free of cost (on website)
NABH Standards for PHC accreditation Free of cost (on website)
Guide book to NABH Standards for PHC accreditation Free of cost (from Secretariat)

Are there any trainings conducted for the programme?
NABH Secretariat organizes training sessions on understanding of NABH standards and implementing them in the organizations in form of Programme on Implementation (POI), for healthcare organizations desirous of taking their organizations for accreditation. These sessions are taken by faculty from NABH who are senior assessors. The details of these trainings, dates, venue and fee information are available in the NABH website

NABH has taken a new initiative to conduct free master classes on various topics under the rubric "NABH Quality Connect-Learning with NABH". The master classes are conducted every month. The topics include: Key Performance Indicators (KPI), Hospital Infection Control, Management of Medication, Document Control, Clinical Audits, Continual Quality improvement, Hospital infection prevention etc Apart from this guidance material is available at “Resource” page of NABH web portal

Kindly visit the below link to attend training programmes being conducted by NABH.

How to procure a copy of the standards?

The standard is freely available and can be downloaded online from the NABH website



To download a copy of NABH standard, kindly click on the below shown cover page




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