International Admissions Process

In order to provide the highest degree of personalised service before, during, and after one’s stay at Sierra Tucson, we are proud to provide admissions services for our clients from the United Kingdom.

Contact Information

All of our admissions coordinators are qualified to answer UK-related questions.

  • Dedicated freephone from the UK: 0800 891166

Comprehensive Care

At Sierra Tucson, our goal is to provide you with comprehensive services before, during, and after your stay.

As described above, our London-based clinical liaison is available for both phone and in-person consultations. In addition to determining if Sierra Tucson is the right fit for you, our representatives can answer all of your questions about residential treatment, and will ensure that you are fully prepared for a successful treatment experience.

Following completion of your residential programme, we will work with you and your UK-based general practitioner, consultant, and psychotherapist to facilitate a successful transition back home. Our clinical liaison can help set up continuing care services for you, and can meet with you to help implement your continuing care plan.

Also, a variety of groups, workshops, and London-based alumni gatherings can support your long-term recovery and help you stay connected with the Sierra Tucson family.

Family Programme

The Family Programme at Sierra Tucson creates a recovery foundation for you and your family or significant others, ages 18 and over. Participation in this programme is included in the cost of the resident’s treatment; travel and accommodations to Family Wellness Week at Sierra Tucson are not included.

  • This programme focuses on self-awareness, family dynamics, and communication skills.
  • Invited family members are introduced to a variety of self-care tools and various resources for continuing care.

Persons interested in participating in Family Wellness Week will ask their loved one in treatment to talk with their primary therapist.  The Family Wellness Team will contact you to extend the invitation either by telephone or email to provide information about the week for which you are invited.  Family Wellness Week at Sierra Tucson is scheduled from Monday to Wednesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Please note that visits are allowed the Sunday prior to Family Week from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

As an alternative for those who are unable to attend Family Wellness Week at Sierra Tucson, our Family Programme is offered online by our family therapists one to two times per month. Family members who would like to attend our 3-Day Family Wellness Week online only need to request that registration information be sent to them. The Family Wellness Weeks online are delivered through the Microsoft Teams video platform and consist of a 6-hour program via 2-hour sessions over 3 days. You will cover the same thematic information as is delivered in person for Family Wellness Week at Sierra Tucson.

An additional way that we support families is through our Family Wellness Weekly. Each Thursday you have the opportunity to meet with a family therapist who specializes in families in recovery via a 90-minute online webinar. Over a span of five weeks, you will learn about family systems, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, effective boundary maintenance, validation, and much more.

Those who cannot participate in either Family Wellness Week (at Sierra Tucson or online) or Family Wellness Weekly, are invited to consider watching prerecorded lectures covering key topics, including boundaries, family roles, healthy communication and more. The link to these videos will be made available to family members shortly after their loved one is admitted to Sierra Tucson.

For those families considering travel to Sierra Tucson, suggestions for accommodations include the following:

  • Best Western Catalina Inn (Phone: 001-855.373.7752)
  • Hilton El Conquistador (Phone: 001-855.373.7752)
  • Miraval, Life in Balance® (Phone: 001-855.373.7752)
  • Westward Look Resort (Phone: 001-855.373.7752)

For specific questions, please speak to an admissions coordinator or email

Remember: Space is limited for this program. If you are interested in joining, ask your loved one to reach out to their primary therapist.

Traveling to the United States

Visitors coming to the US from the UK for less than 90 days are typically eligible to travel without a visa.

  • For information about the Visa Waiver Program, please visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Electronic System for Travel Authorisation.
  • This site includes an online application for a Visa Waiver.
  • DHS charges a small fee (payable by credit card) to process Visa Waiver applications. (For currency conversion, please visit

For additional travel information, call Max Cohen at 07973 167245.


British Airways operates a daily direct flight from London Heathrow International Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Flights typically depart mid-day from London and arrive early evening in Phoenix. When you arrive in Phoenix, a driver will meet you and safely transport you to Sierra Tucson (approximately 90 minutes).

American Airlines operates several daily flights from London Heathrow International Airport to Tucson International Airport. This flight usually involves a stop in either Chicago O’Hare International Airport or Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. When you arrive in Tucson, a driver will meet you and safely transport you to Sierra Tucson (approximately 45 minutes).

Worried about jet lag? Sierra Tucson can help with that, too. We take the seven- to eight-hour time difference into consideration when arranging your orientation schedule. Also, we encourage you to consult with your physician prior to your flight to determine if melatonin or another nutraceutical is appropriate.

Payment & Currency Conversion

Your financial estimate will be based on the current universal conversion rate on the day that the financial estimate is provided. Please note that slight fluctuations can present if the current conversion rate changes between that day and date of payment. Sierra Tucson uses as our universal conversion tool.

Sierra Tucson opened my eyes and my heart to the possibilities of a happy and healthy life of recovery and renewal. I was able to rekindle my spirituality and resolve deeply held issues of my disease. The staff and community come together as one in a cohesive and structured program that heals the body, mind, and soul. I am continuing to work a program based on the Sierra Tucson Model®.

– Anonymous Client
Marks of Quality Care
These accreditations are an official recognition of our dedication to providing treatment that exceeds the standards and best practices of quality care.
  • Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)
  • GeneSight
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS)
  • Neurostar
  • PsychArmor
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval