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If you or someone you know is experiencing stroke symptoms,
call 9-1-1 immediately. Every minute matters!

There are different ways that stroke care facilities can demonstrate their commitment and ability to treat stroke and to provide rehabilitation support.

Stroke Center Network Members

Members of National Stroke Association’s Stroke Center Network exhibit a strong and clear commitment to providing quality stroke care at their facilities. Members represent a wide range of organization types and capacity related to the stroke care they provide.

View SCN MembersClick here to view the more than 250 facilities that are members of National Stroke Association’s Stroke Center Network (SCN).

Primary and Comprehensive Stroke Centers Certified by The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission is an independent organization that awards a Certificate of Distinction to primary stroke centers and comprehensive stroke centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better patient outcomes related to stroke care. These certification programs were developed in collaboration with the Brain Attack Coalition.

Search this databaseClick here to access a searchable database of the more than 400 Stroke Centers that have been certified by The Joint Commission.

Rehabilitation Facilities Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

CARF is an independent agency that accredits rehabilitation providers who meet a rigorous set of guidelines for service and quality. CARF-accredited facilities found provide rehabilitation support for a variety of conditions and may or may not provide stroke-specific care.

Search this databaseClick here to access a searchable database containing CARF-accredited providers.

State-certified Stroke Centers

Some states have instituted their own certification program for primary and/or comprehensive stroke centers. These include Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts and New York. Each state’s certification requirements and processes are different, so please contact a particular state’s department of health to find out more.


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