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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Spotlight on Our Treatment Placement Specialists

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

Marina Rodinam, Business Development Director of Acadia Healthcare’s Recovery Division

by Marina Rodina
Director of Business Development
Acadia Healthcare’s Recovery Division

Acadia Healthcare’s exemplary team of Treatment Placement Specialists (TPS) was created in response to an overwhelming need for pre-treatment consultation services. This team was also established as a means of both assisting professionals in linking clientele to the services needed and alleviating the frustration and intimidation that can result when one is seeking care for mental health, behavioral health, and/or chemical dependency concerns. It is for these reasons that the TPS team works closely with a vast array of healthcare professionals, as well as individuals who are struggling, to determine the type and level of care required to elicit the most favorable treatment outcomes.

When a person participates in effective treatment, that individual is more likely to achieve his or her treatment goals and decrease the requirement for more intensive care in the future. The TPS team aims to help individuals access effective treatment, both through professional referrals and direct contact, and does so by providing the following to all who request TPS services:

  • Thorough assessment of each individual
  • Detailed information about treatment options
  • Individualized guidance that is tailored to the person’s needs
  • Beneficial care coordination between the individual and the most appropriate treatment center
  • Resources that will help the person reintegrate back into his or her respective community following treatment completion

Professionals who elect to work with the TPS team will ultimately have access to a variety of options that can provide those they treat with services that foster long-term healing and recovery. Furthermore, individuals who utilize TPS services are armed with information that can empower them to make the most informed decisions about treatment.

In keeping with its initiative to help individuals access appropriate care, the TPS team is national and possesses strong professional relationships with numerous treatment providers all across the country. In doing so, the following levels of care can be available by those who utilize TPS services:

  • Detoxification services
  • Residential treatment
  • Partial hospitalization programming (PHP)
  • Intensive outpatient programming (IOP)
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Outdoor adventure-based treatment
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)

Additionally, the TPS team can serve as a gateway to a variety of specialty services:

  • Age-specific treatment
  • Disorder-specific treatment
  • Dual-diagnosis treatment
  • Faith-based treatment
  • Gender-specific treatment
  • Programming for military members and veterans
  • Programs that treat complex pain and mental health and/or substance use concerns

Lastly, if a type of care is needed that a provider within the TPS team’s network cannot deliver, the team will work with the referring professional and/or individual to ensure his or her needs are met.

Yet another benefit to using TPS services has to do with the professionals with whom a person will be working. The TPS team is comprised of dedicated and compassionate individuals who strive to help people of all ages and backgrounds access appropriate services and improve their overall quality of life. Whether or not a person ultimately requires more intensive treatment, such as residential care, or more supportive services following the completion of a higher level of care, such as PHP, the TPS team can help referring professionals, men, women, and young people alike find the treatment that can bring about healthier, more productive lives. The TPS team is able to assist people in accessing the care required to overcome mental health, behavioral health, and/or chemical dependency issues. Providers include:

  • Addiction Specialists
  • Counselors
  • Nurses
  • Psychiatrists
  • Social Workers
  • Therapists

Acadia Healthcare’s Treatment Placement Specialists are specially trained and able to utilize their expertise and national network of partners to provide individuals with viable treatment options. At the same time, the TPS team will work with professionals and individuals to locate a treatment program that is cost-effective, so as to reduce financial concerns as a barrier to receiving beneficial care.

If you are a healthcare professional with a client in need of additional services, or you know someone that is struggling with mental and/or behavioral health conditions, please visit Acadia Healthcare’s Treatment Placement Specialists website at and contact the TPS representative in your area.

With just one phone call, the start of a brighter, healthier, and happier tomorrow can begin today.


Sierra Tucson is a proud member of the Acadia Healthcare family.