Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

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.
  • 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 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.

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Best IOP Maternal Mental Health Treatment Program

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

The birth of a baby is usually a time of immense joy, but some women suffer from mental health concerns before, during or after pregnancy.

  • Women who are struggling with infertility may feel intense despair, anger and resentment.
  • One in 7 women feel depressed, anxious or even angry while pregnant.
  • 15%-20% of women feel like they’ve lost the ability to experience any emotions — or even a sense of connection or love for their newborn — after giving birth.

By taking part in the Maternal Mental Health intensive outpatient program (IOP) at Sierra Tucson, women who are attempting to conceive, are currently pregnant or have recently given birth can learn to manage the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that have been keeping them from living full, healthy lives.

About the Program

Mood disorders that occur throughout the pregnancy cycle and after you give birth can have a devastating impact on every aspect of your life. These conditions can disrupt your lifestyle, put a strain on your relationships and make it difficult to perform at work.  

At Sierra Tucson, we understand how demanding a woman’s time is, even if they have a support system available. To provide as much flexibility and convenience as possible, we offer a virtual intensive outpatient program that specifically addresses prenatal depression, postpartum depression and perinatal mood disorders.  

Our Maternal Mental Health virtual IOP meets nine hours a week (three hours a day, three days a week) using a videoconferencing service like Zoom, Skype or FaceTime. You can take part from any location that is most convenient for you using any video-enabled computer, tablet or smartphone.  

The typical length of program participation is 12-16 weeks, but your time in our virtual IOP will depend on the progress you’ve made toward your treatment goals. 

Benefits of the Program

As with all programming at Sierra Tucson, we personalize the care you receive through our Maternal Mental Health virtual IOP. We take the time to gain a detailed understanding of how postpartum depression has been affecting your life, and then we create a customized plan of care based on that information. Key benefits of our virtual IOP include:  

  • A proprietary curriculum using evidence-based modalities  
  • Coordination of care with your primary care provider  
  • Coordination of care with your OB-GYN  

Group therapy forms the basis of treatment in our Maternal Mental Health virtual IOP, providing a supportive environment where you can discuss your feelings and challenges with women who intimately understand the pain you’re experiencing.  

The group environment can also help you realize that you are not alone in your struggles with troubling thoughts, feelings or behaviors throughout the processes of conception, pregnancy or after giving birth. The connections you make in group therapy can provide a support network that remains long after your time in our program.  

We also offer several virtual add-on services, including individual therapy, couples counseling, a psychiatric assessment and medication management. A knowledgeable member of our team can help you identify the services and modalities that are best suited to your needs. 

Specialized Care Team

If you’re suffering from depression, it’s critical for both you and your baby that you get immediate intervention. 

The expert team at Sierra Tucson is specially trained in treating prenatal depression, postpartum depression and perinatal mood disorders. We have helped countless women who have struggled with these conditions process any unresolved trauma and identify the negative thoughts and beliefs that have been barriers to their recovery.  

Our clinicians are committed to empowering mothers to regain control of their symptoms, helping them rebuild their confidence and self-esteem so that they can live the lives they deserve. 

We work with
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
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