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

Sierra Tucson Is ‘On the Air’ with That Sober Guy Radio

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

Sierra Tucson is proud to have been a part of the 2016 Innovations in Behavioral Healthcare conference in Nashville, Tennessee, presented by Foundations Events. The goal of this annual conference is to “powerfully impact the sustainable health of your organization, your career and most importantly, your patients.” This year, Foundations Events joined forces with That Sober Guy Radio, hosted and founded by Shane Ramer. Ramer’s podcast discusses alcoholism, addiction, and recovery, and includes guests who are living sober, as well as treatment professionals in the field.

Sierra Tucson’s own Chief Medical Officer Michael Genovese, MD, JD, and Chief Marketing Officer Lisa Jane Vargas had the pleasure of joining Ramer for a podcast interview at this year’s conference. They spoke on the unique treatment provided at Sierra Tucson, specifically for trauma and addiction recovery.

“Education, for both those inside and outside of the behavioral health industry, is a vital social change that we want to bring about as a community. Starting the conversation in our homes, our local communities, and with other wellness professionals is just one of many ways to educate the public about the addiction epidemic,” Vargas says.

“Where you thought there was no hope before, the one thing I can tell you is that we can find something to be hopeful about.” – Dr. Michael Genovese, Sierra Tucson

There is hope. There is a conversation to be started and heard by many.

We invite you to listen online as Genovese and Vargas speak about the 32-plus years of treatment Sierra Tucson has provided, and the thousands of individuals and families impacted through our comprehensive services and prolific partnerships in the industry.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN ONLINE!