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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Individualized Treatment for Professionals

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

At Sierra Tucson, we recognize that our residents share much in common, but that we must also be mindful of the stressors and circumstances facing each individual. Men and women who are in high-pressure professions may be the first to offer help to others but the last to recognize the need within themselves. Even if they do, many put off treatment because they feel it would take too much time away from work.

We have developed a curriculum at Sierra Tucson in which professionals can receive world-class, discreet treatment that includes mindfulness and stress-reduction practices, bodywork, offsite 12-Step meetings, and SMART Recovery. Psychiatrists and other providers deliver treatment based on the unique circumstances of professionals who are struggling with addictions and co-occurring disorders. We take the real world into account during treatment by offering accommodations such as “healthy electronics” time, which allows residents to address business needs in a structured, caring environment. We also cater Family Program work in a manner relevant to the professional and his or her loved ones.

Phil Mitchell, MA, MFT (CA), MAC, a primary therapist at Sierra Tucson who works closely with professionals, poses the following questions to this population:
  • Despite your successes, are there areas in your life that you feel are lacking or unfulfilled?
  • Is there an addictive behavior that takes the quality of life away from you and your loved ones?
  • Have you been moving so fast in your life that you’re losing touch with who you are and who you want to be?
  • Have others – friends, loved ones, colleagues, a professional board – noticed certain changes in your behavior and encouraged you to get help and support?
  • Are you open, interested, perhaps eager to regain a sense of quality and higher purpose in your life?

If the individual answers yes to any of these questions, Sierra Tucson can provide him or her with an opportunity to reset and recalibrate–mind, body, and spirit. We ensure confidentiality in a safe, structured environment that respects the privacy of each professional.

Each resident at Sierra Tucson receives a core team, which includes an experienced and skilled psychiatrist and psychotherapist, and many holistic specialty therapists and practitioners. Residents participate in educational lectures and workshops amid the breathtaking setting of the Santa Catalina Mountains; engage in mindfulness, meditation, yoga, equine and challenge course therapy, Somatic Experiencing® Therapy, and EMDR, to name a few; and take part in Family Week, which offers a powerful healing experience for the individual and his or her loved ones.