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 Introduces Outpatient Services Renowned Residential Treatment Center Expands Program Offerings

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

Sierra Tucson Introduces Outpatient Services Renowned Residential Treatment Center Expands Program Offerings

TUCSON, Ariz. (December 4, 2019) – Sierra Tucson, an international leader in behavioral, mental and integrated healthcare, is now offering outpatient services for both its residents who have completed residential care, and others in recovery looking for continuing care support for mood disorders and unresolved trauma.

Located within Copper Sky, the newest 30,000 square foot building on the 160-acre campus, outpatient services include the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Both programs engage clients in therapeutic modalities provided by master’s level clinicians including individual and group therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), equine therapy, Somatic Experiencing® Therapy, and more.

Sierra Tucson’s PHP and IOP outpatient services are designed to help patients identify and live by their values in recovery and have accountability after residential care. In addition, the programs include the ability to take psychoeducational classes that help participants learn to implement skills and return to their daily lives more grounded and oriented to the present moment.

“We approach our continuing care offerings with PHP and IOP very similar to how we provide residential treatment, by implementing therapies through the lens of trauma to address the underlying issues,” said Jaime Vinck, MC, LPC, NCC, Chief Executive Officer, Sierra Tucson Group. “Going beyond just group and individual therapy, we provide a level of therapeutic support from our experts who are known and respected throughout the industry. Being able to provide this level of care for outpatient services is a goal become reality as we know this fulfills a paramount need especially for those in our local community. When individual counseling isn’t enough, being able to have the support of a group setting in an outpatient environment is often exactly what is needed. The timing of offering this healing in our community, with the increasing stress of the holiday season, is ideal.”

About Sierra Tucson

For more than 36 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, disordered eating, chronic pain, mood and anxiety disorders, and co-occurring disorders. Internationally renowned for its innovative approach to behavioral and mental health treatment, Sierra Tucson combines integrative and experiential therapies with evidence-based practices to provide a full range of treatment methods. Call 800-842-4487.