The Red, White, and Blue Program

Sierra Tucson is proud to provide comprehensive, personalized care for military members, veterans, retirees and first responders whose lives have been disrupted by various mental and behavioral health concerns. The Red, White, and Blue program at our center in Tucson, Arizona, features superior clinical services and customized support for individuals within these heroic professions.

Who We Serve

Admissions information for the Red, White, and Blue program at Sierra Tucson

The Red, White, and Blue program is designed to serve the dedicated professionals who protect our nation and keep our communities safe.

At Sierra Tucson, we remain in awe of the tremendous sacrifices that these heroes make every day on behalf of others, and we stand steadfast in the belief that they deserve our unwavering appreciation and all-encompassing support. The Red, White, and Blue program exists to reflect the gratitude and respect that we have for all members of the military and first responder communities, and it’s our mission to provide the clinically superior services that they deserve.

The Red, White, and Blue program accepts the following individuals:

  • Active-duty members of the U.S. military
  • Reservists and members of the National Guard
  • Military veterans
  • Military retirees
  • Police officers
  • Firefighters
  • Emergency medical technicians (EMTs)
  • Other first responders

Within the Red, White, and Blue program, participants can receive comprehensive, personalized care to address a wide range of mental, behavioral, and physical health needs, including the following:

  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other effects of trauma
  • Substance use disorders (the clinical term for addiction)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Compulsive behaviors

As is the case with all programs at Sierra Tucson, admissions decisions for the Red, White, and Blue program are made on an individual basis following a detailed review of each person’s history, needs, and goals.

We accept most major forms of insurance for treatment in the Red, White, and Blue program, and we are also approved to accept overflow patients from Veterans Affairs (VA) providers.

To determine if the Red, White, and Blue program is the ideal treatment environment for you or a loved one who is a military member, veteran, retiree, or first responder, please contact us directly. A member of our team is available 24/7 to provide you with the answers you need.

How We Help

How Sierra Tucson’s Red, White, and Blue program is uniquely prepared to serve military members, veterans, retirees, and first responders

On a daily basis, members of the military and first responder communities face challenges that are far beyond what most people will ever experience.

Unfortunately, when these individuals seek treatment for mental or behavioral health concerns, it can be difficult for them to find sources of effective care that are staffed by professionals who understand the unique situations they’ve encountered.

When you choose the Red, White, and Blue program, this will not be a problem. From the moment you arrive at our campus in Tucson, Arizona, you will work with compassionate experts who understand what you’ve been going through and are prepared to provide the personalized solutions that will empower you to make sustained progress toward improved health.

Also, all services within the Red, White, and Blue program are overseen by a Navy-trained physician assistant who retired as a lieutenant commander after 30 years on active duty.

To ensure that you receive the individualized care that’s right for you, your time in the Red, White, and Blue program will begin with a detailed assessment. Depending upon your history and needs, the assessment process may include the following:

  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Full lab work
  • Neurocognitive screening
  • Pharmacogenomics testing

You may also consult with a variety of experts, including physicians who specialize in pain, addiction, trauma, or neuropathic medicine.

The assessment and consultation process will culminate in the development of your personalized treatment plan.

Program Features

Elements of care within the Red, White, and Blue program for military members, veterans, retirees, and first responders at Sierra Tucson

The Red, White, and Blue program is conducted in a manner that is most beneficial to military members, veterans, retirees, and first responders. However, even within these exclusive groups, we understand that no two people will have identical needs, nor will they respond in the same manner to every type of treatment.

For these reasons, as described in the previous section, each person who receives care in the Red, White, and Blue program completes a thorough assessment and consultation process before receiving a personalized treatment plan.

Depending upon your unique history, strengths, needs, and goals, the following elements may be incorporated into your personalized plan:

  • Medication management services
  • Cognitive processing therapy (CPT)
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family program
  • Personal training
  • Physical therapy
  • Pain management services
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Somatic experiencing
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • Psychoeducational groups
  • Resilience training
  • Equine therapy
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Shiatsu
  • Biofeedback
  • Yoga

While you are in the Red, White, and Blue program, your treatment team will continue to monitor your progress and, when necessary, adjust your personalized plan. This ensures that you will receive maximum benefit from all services throughout your time at our center in Tucson, Arizona.

Continued Support

Preparing military members, veterans, retirees, and first responders to make sustained progress after completing treatment in the Red, White, and Blue program

Receiving care within the Red, White, and Blue program can be an essential step toward improved health. However, we understand that your time on our campus in Tucson, Arizona, will be just one part of your recovery journey. For this reason, we place great emphasis on preparing you to make sustained progress in the weeks, months, and years after you have transitioned out of our care.

Every military member, veteran, retiree, and first responder who takes part in the Red, White, and Blue program receives a detailed discharge plan as they near the end of their time with us. Your treatment team will actually begin to prepare this plan the day you enter the Red, White, and Blue program. This extended process ensures that we can document your treatment, identify any continuing needs, and connect you with the professional services and community-based resources that are best for you.

Also, all Sierra Tucson alumni are eligible to participate in the Connect365 program for one year at no additional cost. This program, which is managed through a HIPAA-compliant mobile app, connects you with a certified recovery coach who can monitor your progress, provide encouragement, and promote accountability as you continue on the path toward improved health.

Finally, your completion of the Red, White, and Blue program will also qualify you for membership in the Sierra Tucson alumni program. This vibrant and dynamic community includes events and groups throughout the United States.

To learn more about how the Red, White, and Blue program is uniquely prepared to help military members, veterans, retirees, and first responders achieve improved physical, mental, and behavioral health, contact us today.

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