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 Provides Hope to Depression Sufferers Through Innovative TMS Therapy

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TUCSON, Ariz. (March 14, 2016) – Sierra Tucson, a pioneer in innovative treatment and integrative therapies, is the first residential treatment provider to offer NeuroStar TMS Therapy® (transcranial magnetic stimulation) for the treatment of depression.

TMS Therapy is a clinically proven alternative for adults who have not benefited from standard treatments, including antidepressant medication. In clinical studies, one out of two patients reported a significant improvement in symptoms, and one in three patients were completely symptom-free. Patients also experienced long-lasting symptom relief over a 12-month period.

Learn more about Sierra Tucson’s TMS therapy

Since Sierra Tucson’s medical professionals conduct TMS Therapy on site, patients receive the benefit of close monitoring and staff support. The 40-minute treatment session is administered while the individual is awake and alert, and he or she can generally resume normal activities immediately following treatment. Since TMS Therapy is a non-invasive technique that targets brain regions, patients do not experience the negative side effects often associated with antidepressant medications.

“This program is a significant benefit to our residents, serves as a meaningful differentiator in terms of the treatment programs we offer, and keeps Sierra Tucson on the cutting edge of medical science,” said Michael Genovese, MD, JD, chief medical officer at Sierra Tucson.

About Sierra Tucson:

For more than 32 years, Sierra Tucson has held a longstanding legacy of clinical excellence and compassionate care. A team of professionals utilizes the Sierra Tucson Model®, a holistic approach for individualized treatment. Sierra Tucson combines integrative and experiential therapies with evidence-based practices to provide a full range of treatment methods. Residents receive the resources, support, and tools necessary for long-term change, including one full year of continuing care and a lifetime of alumni services. Call 800-842-4487 or visit SierraTucson.com.