Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Sierra Tucson to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Sierra Tucson.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

Alumni Support Groups

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Since we can no longer meet face-to-face, we’re excited to share that Alumni Relations has created daily resident Alumni Zoom Online Support Group Meetings, please contact Director of Alumni Relations, Tim McLeod for details: (913) 269-1323 or  

Recovery is a gift that grows and expands when shared with others. The only membership requirement to attend an Alumni Support Group Meeting is being an alum of Sierra Tucson. You will notice below, some meetings are alumni-led, others are therapist facilitated and some welcome Family Member Program Alumni as well.

Alumni Support Group meeting are a great way for alumni to give and receive support. They are not counseling sessions or 12-Step groups, but a time to share in a safe, open, and honest environment on a regular basis.



Day: Tuesdays

Time: 6:00- 7:00 p.m.

Valley Presbyterian Church
6947 E. McDonald Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

*Alumni-led and open to Resident & Family Member Alumni

Alumni meet in the Counseling Center (Parlor Room). Park in the west parking lot and follow signs to the Counseling Center, which is located in the chapel complex.

For more information, please contact Andrew S. at 480-250-3423 or

Day: Thursdays – Alumni-led
Time: 6:00- 7:00 p.m.

Scottsdale Civic Center Library
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale AZ 85251

*Alumni-led and open to Resident & Family Member Alumni

Room: SHC Program Room

For more information, please contact Sara D. at 480-235-4490 or


Day: Fridays – Alumni-led

Time: 6:00- 7:30 p.m.

6700 N Oracle Road, Suite 411
Tucson AZ 85704


*Alumni-led and open to Resident & Family Member Alumni

Follow the signs to the meeting room.

For more information, please contact Robert Lachapelle at (844) 805-7871 ext.672 or


Los Angeles

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: The Camden Center
10780 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 120
Los Angeles, CA 90025


*This weekly group is facilitated by the clinical staff of The Camden Center and there’s no charge for Resident and Family Member Alumni.

For more information, please contact Robert Lachapelle at (844) 805-7871 ext.672 or



Day: 1 & 3 Mondays of each month

Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Highlands Lutheran Church
3995 Irving Street
Denver CO 80211


*Alumni-led and open to Resident & Family Member Alumni

Doors to the meeting space are to the left of the main church entrance. There will be a sign on the door or someone to greet you. The doors will be locked if we have started the meeting, however, you may text message Brandi or Catherine and someone will let you in.

Please park on the street as the church does not have a parking lot.

For more information, please contact Catherine C. at 520-975-8282  or



Day: Wednesdays

Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Office of Ephrat L. Lipton, LCSW, BCD
6100 Lake Forrest Drive, Suite 450
Atlanta, GA 30328
Please call 404-202-0932 for building code.


*This weekly group is facilitated by Ephrat L. Lipton, LCSW, BCD, and there’s no charge for Resident and Family Member Alumni.

For more information, please contact Tim McLeod at 913-269-1323 or



Day:  1st & 3rd Mondays of each month

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Am Shalom
840 Vernon Avenue
Glencoe, IL 60022


*Alumni-led and open to Resident & Family Member Alumni

For more information, please contact Jeff B. at 312-656-7431 or

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