Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Sierra Tucson.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and 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 has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being 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.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

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

Healthcare Heroes Trauma Recovery

The Healthcare Heroes program at Sierra Tucson offers focused residential trauma treatment for nurses, physicians, healthcare technicians, social workers, and other professionals whose careers involve caring for others. Healthcare professionals who participate in this residential trauma treatment program at our campus in Tucson, Arizona, receive comprehensive, personalized services to help them process traumatic experiences and achieve improved mental health.

Serving Our Nation’s Caregivers

Focused care for healthcare professionals via the Healthcare Heroes trauma treatment program at Sierra Tucson in Tucson, AZ

Pursuing a career in healthcare is a noble endeavor. Doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, healthcare technicians, social workers, and the many other professionals who care for others provide essential services, often in extremely difficult conditions.

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare providers faced an elevated risk of trauma in the course of fulfilling their day-to-day responsibilities. Today, as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, these dedicated professionals are on the front lines of one of the greatest public health crises in our nation’s history.

Enduring an increased workload, sharing the pain of patients and their loved ones, worrying about exposure to the coronavirus, and fearing the possible impact of COVID-19 on their own friends and family members are just a few of the many forms of stress and pressure healthcare providers are experiencing.

It is no secret that continued exposure to trauma can have a devastating impact on a person’s mental health. To ensure that our nation’s healthcare providers have access to the highest quality of care in the manner that best addresses the unique demands of their profession, we have developed the Healthcare Heroes residential trauma treatment program.

Day in and day out, often in situations that put their own well-being at risk, healthcare providers throughout the nation embody concepts such as selfless service and personal sacrifice. When these modern-day heroes need help, they should expect nothing less than the superior care they give to others. The Healthcare Heroes trauma treatment program at Sierra Tucson in Tucson, Arizona, exists to provide that level of exemplary service.

Program Options

Three residential options within the Healthcare Heroes trauma treatment program at Sierra Tucson in Tucson, AZ

If you or someone you love is a healthcare provider who has been impacted by trauma due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Healthcare Heroes trauma treatment program at Sierra Tucson in Tucson, Arizona, is here for you.

To ensure that healthcare professionals receive the residential trauma treatment services that best meet their unique needs, our Healthcare Heroes program includes three separate residential treatment options, with lengths of stay that range from five days to more than 30 days.

Prior to starting treatment, all participants will complete a thorough assessment that addresses matters such as adverse childhood experiences, coping self-efficacy, and resilience. This assessment will help determine which treatment option will be best for the individual. It will also inform the development of their personalized treatment plan.
In each of the three programs within the Healthcare Heroes trauma treatment program, participants can expect to receive superior services provided by experienced and compassionate professionals within a safe, structured, and highly supportive environment.

Renew & Heal

Our five-day residential trauma treatment option for healthcare professionals at Sierra Tucson in Tucson, AZ

Renew and Heal is a short-term residential treatment option for healthcare professionals who can benefit from clinical services that promote recovery and revitalization.

The Renew and Heal residential treatment option focuses on trauma and the physiology of healing. Under the guidance of an experienced professional, small groups of four to seven participants address topics such as:

  • Compassion fatigue
  • Vicarious trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • Grief and loss
  • Moral injury

Renew and Heal groups also address how trauma related to the coronavirus can impact the career progression and financial stability of healthcare professionals.

Additional activities within the Renew and Heal program include:

  • Biofeedback
  • Nervous system healing
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Trauma yoga

Individuals who receive care in this program also benefit from one-on-one peer support from a member of the Sierra Tucson staff.

Length of stay in the Renew and Heal trauma treatment program is five days.

Trauma Intensive

A 14-day residential trauma treatment option for healthcare professionals at Sierra Tucson in Tucson, AZ

Our Trauma Intensive treatment option is designed for healthcare professionals who realize that their mental health and overall functioning have been negatively impacted by increasing workplace demands and greater stress levels due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Features of treatment within the Trauma Intensive program include:

  • Intensive individual physiological healing sessions: Depending on personal need, this component may include nervous system healing, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, biofeedback, revisioning work for grief, and equine-assisted therapy.
  • Adventure and physical restoration: This element of care promotes a healthy mind-body connection through an array of beneficial activities. With the guidance and supervision of experienced professionals, Trauma Intensive participants may take part in hiking, trauma yoga, sessions on our on-site ropes course, movement groups, and nutrition counseling.
  • Family support: Loved ones of healthcare professionals who receive care in the Trauma Intensive residential treatment program are eligible to participate in a family dynamic education session. This service promotes greater understanding of the concerns that the individual in treatment has been experiencing while also encouraging more effective communication and mutual support among all family members.

Length of stay in the Trauma Intensive program is 14 days.

Trauma Healing Program

Residential trauma treatment of at least 30 days for healthcare professionals at Sierra Tucson in Tucson, AZ

The Trauma Healing Program is our signature trauma treatment program. This program serves healthcare providers whose work has had a significant impact on their mental health and who may have already been living with the effects of trauma prior to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

Elements of care within the Trauma Healing Program include:

  • Individual work: Treatment within the Trauma Healing Program includes individual sessions with a psychiatric medical provider, primary therapist, trauma therapist, and nutritionist. Participants also take part in body work sessions with a personal trainer.
  • Group work: In addition to a primary process group that meets for eight hours each week, other groups within the Trauma Healing Program include a grief and loss group, a trauma work group, a movement group, an equine psychotherapy group, and psychoeducational workshops.
  • Adventure therapy: The ropes course and climbing wall on our campus in Tucson, Arizona, offer dynamic therapeutic opportunities for Trauma Healing Program participants.
  • Family support: Loved ones of healthcare professionals who are receiving care through the Trauma Healing Program will be eligible to take part in our four-day Family Process and Psychoeducational Program.
  • Continuing care: Healthcare professionals who complete the Trauma Healing Program will have access to an array of alumni services, including our renowned Connect365 program. Connect365 employs interactive technology to connect Sierra Tucson alumni with an array of benefits, including HIPAA-compliant support through secure messaging or phone calls with a recovery coach.

Length of stay in the Trauma Healing Program is 30 days or longer, depending on progress and need.

My treatment experience taught me how to live. My life before was a fast track to death.

– 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
  • NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS)
  • Neurostar
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval