Comprehensive Assessment Program (CAP)

The Comprehensive Assessment Program (CAP) at Sierra Tucson is designed to provide an inclusive and in-depth psychiatric, psychological, and medical assessment. CAP’s intensive assessment evaluation over the course of five days includes recommendations for treatment and referral upon completion of the program presented with the patient, family members, and/or concerned others. CAP will also include medical and psychiatric stabilization, if deemed necessary upon initial assessment.


The total duration may exceed five days if the patient requires psychiatric or medical stabilization and/or detoxification services, as testing and assessment may be delayed.

Ideal Candidates

Since CAP is a rigorous assessment program, ideal candidates include individuals who are willing and capable of undergoing psychiatric, psychological, and medical assessment. Ideal candidates may not have responded to previous treatment, may have undergone previous psychiatric or medical assessments without clear diagnoses, or plan or require a second opinion. Governing professional boards may refer professionals for assessment and treatment recommendations.

Comprehensive Services


Upon initial assessment, medical and psychiatric stabilization will be provided, if clinically indicated. The duration of medical and psychiatric stabilization is patient-specific and determined by initial clinical presentation.


  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • History and physical
    • CBC
    • CMP
    • Thyroid Profile with TSH
    • Other testing as clinically indicated by history and physical
    • PEth, hair, nails, and urine drug screens
  • Labs (CBC, CMP, thyroid profile with TSH, and other clinically appropriate labs)
  • Substance use testing, as clinically indicated (hair or nail testing, PEth, EtG)
  • Pharmacogenomics testing
  • Medical evaluation with pharmacist
  • Consultations
    • Specialty physician, as clinically indicated (pain, addiction, trauma, psychodynamic)
    • Naturopathic medicine
    • Nutrition and fitness
    • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), if clinically indicated
  • Psychological and Psychometric Testing to assess:
    • Mood and anxiety disorders
    • Trauma and PTSD
    • Substance use
    • Eating disorders
    • Compulsive disorders
    • Personality disorders
    • ADHD
    • Quality of life related to pain
    • Neurocognitive screening

Access to Medical/Nursing Care and Medications

Medical providers are available on site each day and on-call around the clock for medical and psychiatric management. A team of nurses is available around the clock. On-site pharmacy allows for streamlined access to medication.


Three meals per day and snacks provided; double-occupancy room included. A single-occupancy room is available for an additional fee.

Integrative Services

One integrative treatment daily, Monday through Friday. Additional integrative appointments if CAP schedule permits will be at one’s own expense. Services include acupuncture, CranioSacral Therapy, therapeutic massage, shiatsu, yoga, and zero balancing.

Individual Meeting with Therapist

The patient will be assigned to a master’s-level therapist who will provide a bio-psycho-social assessment and supportive individual therapy.


Psychoeducation lectures include topics on somatic mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), attachment, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma, seeking safety, getting motivated for change, Rising Strong Self-Esteem workshop, and regulation of self.

Family Involvement

Family members and loved ones will be invited by the patient for family psychoeducation with a master’s-level family therapist on the last day and round table discussion with the patient and providers.


Connect365, Sierra Tucson’s signature continuing care service, will be included for one year post completion of CAP. The patient will be provided with a recovery coach with whom the individ­ual can follow up weekly to discuss goals and challenges. The patient will be granted access to the Connect365 app for daily check-ins, self-reflection, and meditation.

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