Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center (DDPC) is proud to be accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), whose seal of approved is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality.

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We received the Gold Seal of
Approval from The Joint Commission.

What is The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval?

Our facility voluntarily underwent a thorough evaluation by The Joint Commission. The goal of the evaluation? To see if our facility meets The Joint Commission’s rigorous performance standards in delivering quality, safe care. By meeting these standards, our facility received The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval – an internationally recognized symbol of quality. 

The Joint Commission accredits more than 20,500 organizations worldwide and focuses on continually improving health care by setting the highest standards for health care quality throughout the world. In setting the standards, The Joint Commission consults doctors, nurses, and quality and safety experts to review the current standards and make recommendations for improvements. 

What is accreditation?

Accreditation means that our staff has made an extra effort to review and improve the key areas that can affect the quality and safety of your care. 

Accreditation by The Joint Commission is considered the gold standard in health care. Specially trained health care professionals who are experts in their fields visited this facility to conduct a review that monitors how well our staff: 

  • provide a safe environment for your care 
  • educate you about the risks and options for your diagnosis and treatment 
  • protect your rights as a patient, including your privacy rights 
  • evaluate your condition, before, during and after diagnosis and treatment 
  • protect you against infection 
  • plan for emergency situations

How can I find out more about accreditation?

For more information about Joint Commission accreditation, visit To find other accredited health care organizations that have received the Gold Seal of Approval , visit the Quality Check section of The Joint Commission website or

Whenever and wherever you receive health care, look for The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval.

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DDPC is certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and maintains its license through the State of Maine Department of Licensing and Regulatory Services (DLRS).