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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The Gift of Joy

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Managing Holiday Depression

‘Tis the season for parties, gatherings, and celebrations. But for many, it’s a time when stress, fatigue, and loneliness are at an all-time high. The festivities and events can exacerbate depression, making the holidays anything but happy.

At Sierra Tucson, we understand the challenges that accompany this hectic time of year – especially for individuals who struggle with depressive disorders. We encourage patients and alumni of our Mood & Anxiety Program to seek joy by doing joyful things.

Are you – or your client – battling depression this holiday season? Here are some ways in which you can find meaning in your life.

    1. Keep It Simple – Personal demands, high expectations, financial pressures, and family conflicts are just a few holiday depression triggers. Instead of adding to a never-ending to-do list, let go of unnecessary tasks. Less stress means more joy.
    2. Try Something New – Oftentimes people find themselves stuck in a holiday rut, and the routine can feel monotonous and boring. Leave behind the holiday humdrum and try something completely new this year. Go ahead, get creative!
    3. Ask for Help – Prolonged periods of isolation are unhealthy for those struggling with depression. Break out of isolation at least once a day, and lean on your support system for help.
    4. Take a Break – It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and overbooked during the holiday season. Rather than fighting Father Time to get it all finished, take a nap or meditate. It’s perfectly OK to enjoy a pause.
    5. Volunteer – Perhaps one of the simplest ways to get out of self is to help others. Service work fosters a happy heart.


If you – or your client – are exhibiting signs and symptoms of depression and in need of help, contact Sierra Tucson’s Admissions Coordinators.

Call (800) 842-4487 Today.


Sierra Tucson Mood & Anxiety Program
Sierra Tucson’s Mood & Anxiety Program provides comprehensive treatment for individuals struggling with mood disorders, including anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, and social anxiety disorder. A multidisciplinary team delivers treatment that is research-informed and supported by evidence-based practices and integrative therapies. Patients benefit from our wide range of services that address the mood disorder and simultaneously treat co-occurring conditions.