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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Miracles All Around

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

Jaime Vinck, MC, LPC, NCC, CEIP

By Jaime Vinck, MC, LPC, NCC, CEIP
Chief Executive Officer

Happy New Year from beautiful and sunny Tucson, Arizona! As I reflect on the past 365 days, it is humbling to consider that we have helped more than 1,600 individuals find hope and healing. Prior to Sierra Tucson, each of those individuals were cared for by at least three people, conservatively speaking, who likely breathed a huge sigh of relief when their loved one agreed to treatment. In that case, another 4,800 lives were positively impacted by the work of our talented team of professionals in 2017.

Every day when we read or listen to the news about the world around us, we are overwhelmed with abhorrent behavior, drug epidemics, tragic overdoses, and suicides of public and not-so-public figures, to name a few. Unfortunately, the good news is often overshadowed by the negative, more scandalous news.

For me, it is helpful to think about the many miracles taking place right here at Sierra Tucson. In 2018, I choose to focus on the positive and affirm those I care about. I am going to be gentle with myself; celebrate the grace that has been given to me without even asking; and embrace the wisdom that has emanated from my pain. No marathons, no diets, no other punishing behaviors—a simple celebration of daily gratitude is my only resolution.

In the next year, Sierra Tucson will continue to be a thought leader in the treatment of substance use and mood disorders. We will celebrate with our residents as they begin their healing journey, and we will support them in the 365 days following treatment via Connect365 – our signature continuing care service. Thanks to Sierra Tucson Alumni Relations, the support continues for a lifetime.

Here’s some good news we can savor in 2018: Sierra Tucson is committed to clinical excellence and compassionate care – yesterday, today, and tomorrow. May you enjoy a happy and healthy New Year!

For information about our residential treatment programs, please call our Admissions Coordinators at (800) 842-4487.