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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Eating Recovery During the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the promise of celebrations, family traditions, and gift giving. For those who struggle with food, weight, or body-image issues, this time of year can also mean high levels of anxiety, overwhelming triggers, and enormous guilt.

At Sierra Tucson, we encourage patients and alumni of our Eating Recovery Program to practice self-care during the holidays. When individuals who are in eating recovery take time to nourish mind-body-spirit, they have more to offer those around them.

Are you struggling with an eating disorder? Do you have a client who is battling food, weight, or body-image issues? Here are some ways in which you — or your client — can replenish your soul this season:

  1. Breathe – Daily meditation keeps us mindful, aware, and present. Taking deep, slow breaths will help you tap into your inner self and relax the mind.
  2. Lean on Support – Eating recovery requires ongoing connection with others. We encourage you to rely on your support network – friends, family members, sponsor, therapist – during this stressful time of year.
  3. Plan Ahead – Individuals struggling with an eating disorder benefit from a meal plan. Making food choices ahead of time, then discussing the plan with a trusted source, creates personal accountability.
  4. Focus on the Meaning – Often, food is at the center of holiday festivities. Remember it’s the meaning – not the meal – that matters. By shifting the focus, you become more open to engaging in conversation, enjoying laughter, and making memories.
  5. Stay Grateful – Author Melody Beattie states that gratitude “turns what we have into enough, and more.” Bring a pocket-size journal to holiday gatherings. Whenever anxiety creeps in, jot down the things for which you are grateful.

If you — or your client — are caught in the cycle of an eating disorder and in need of treatment, Sierra Tucson’s Admissions Coordinators are available to help.

Call (800) 842-4487 Today.

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Sierra Tucson’s Eating Recovery Program
Sierra Tucson’s Eating Recovery Program provides comprehensive treatment for individuals struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, compulsive overeating, and related conditions. A multidisciplinary team delivers research-informed, evidence-based practices and integrative therapies. Patients benefit from our wide range of services that address the eating disorder and simultaneously treat co-occurring conditions.