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

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Sierra Tucson.

  • These restrictions have 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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.

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.

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Sierra Tucson Partners with Supermodel EMME for #BodyBeaUtiful Campaign

Sierra Tucson – Ranked #1 in Newsweek’s list of Best Addiction Treatment Centers in Arizona for 2020!

Supermodel EMME asks individuals: “What does your body want to say to the world?”

TUCSON, Ariz. (Jan. 27, 2016) – Sierra Tucson, an internationally renowned leader in behavioral and mental health care, has joined forces with Supermodel and internationally recognized advocate for positive body image, EMME, for a six-month digital media campaign – #BodyBeaUtiful @SupermodelEmme. The campaign aims to shed light on the prevalence of body dissatisfaction, eating disorders, societal shame, guilt and fear.

Throughout the next six months, people are encouraged to get involved by sharing their own #BodyBeaUtiful stories and become part of the #BodyBeaUtiful conversation. Videos, messages and personal stories will reveal a collective voice emerging for body positivity and change to the current status quo. There also is an opportunity for individuals to become part of Supermodel EMME’s #BodyBeaUtiful documentary, to be released this summer.

“At Sierra Tucson, we see far too often the unfortunate role that negative influence and body perception can play in one’s life,” said Gayle Masterson, MD, director of the Eating Recovery Program at Sierra Tucson. “Sadly only a small percentage of the population that actually needs treatment receives it, and for those who do, it’s a long road to recovery restoring each person to wholeness and good health of body, mind and spirit.”

EMME and her team already have interviewed a diverse group of people, male and female, to specifically answer: What does your body want to say to the world? Their answers were refreshingly bold, honest, heartbreaking and real. Along with Sierra Tucson, Timberline Knolls, is a sponsor of the #BodyBeaUtiful campaign.

“This is an amazing opportunity to shine a spotlight on uncensored, raw stories around our bodies,” said EMME. “I’ve never heard the perspective of a body being asked a question about how they feel, but we certainly have learned they have a lot to say. Imagine waking up each morning and giving our reflection in the mirror a little wink for the incredible living, breathing body we’ve been given. If we can start imagining and working toward that end, and not dragging the sack of sins we call our body around all day, we can start moving positively in a new fulfilling direction. Then the possibilities are endless. As it is now, we are stuck, limited and have a distorted relationship with our bodies.”

For more information about the campaign, or to participate in the movement and be inspired, visit Facebook group “BodyBeaUtiful with Supermodel EMME”.

About Sierra Tucson:

For 32 years, Sierra Tucson’s longstanding legacy of clinical excellence and compassionate care has resulted in recovery for those struggling with substance use disorders, trauma-related issues, eating disorders, chronic pain, and mood and anxiety disorders. A multidisciplinary team of professionals utilizes a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach to ensure accurate diagnosis and individualized treatment. Sierra Tucson combines integrative and experiential therapies with evidence-based practices to provide a full range of treatment modalities. Residents receive the resources, support, and tools necessary for long-term change, including one full year of continuing care and a lifetime of alumni services. For more information, call 800-842-4487 or visit