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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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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

Internationally renowned as a pioneer in innovative treatments and integrative therapies, Sierra Tucson is pleased to offer NeuroStar TMS Therapy® (transcranial magnetic stimulation) for treating depression.

The First Residential Treatment Provider to Offer TMS Therapy for Help with Depression

TMS Therapy is a clinically proven alternative for adult residents who have failed to respond to prior depression treatment, including antidepressant medication.

  • Non-drug
  • Non-invasive
  • Non-systemic
  • FDA-cleared
  • Safe & effective

As leaders in cutting-edge psychiatric science, the medical team at Sierra Tucson strives to provide individualized care that is tailored to the unique needs of our residents. While TMS Therapy for treating depression is no quick-fix solution, we are confident that it will enhance our integrative mental health treatment and help improve residents’ quality of life.

How TMS Depression Treatment Works

NeuroStar TMS Therapy delivers magnetic pulses to targeted brain regions that regulate mood. These highly focused, MRI-strength pulses depolarize the neurons in these key areas that are underactive in residents with depression, thereby promoting the release of neurotransmitters like serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine.

Benefits of TMS Therapy

In clinical studies, 1 out of 2 residents reported a significant improvement in symptoms, and 1 in 3 residents were completely symptom-free. Residents also experienced durable symptom relief over 12 months. Because TMS Therapy is targeted, residents do not experience the negative side effects associated with antidepressant medications and receive help with depression.

Comprehensive Medical Care

Sierra Tucson’s medical professionals conduct TMS Therapy on site, which means residents get the benefit of close monitoring and staff support. Residents are awake and alert during the 37-minute depression treatment session, and can resume normal activities afterward. Side effects, if any at all, are minimal and temporary. Treatment is administered five days a week, for approximately 4–6 weeks*.

Are You an Appropriate Candidate for TMS Therapy?

  1. Clinically appropriate: Diagnosed MDD with no psychotic features
  2. Medications trial (APA algorithm states 1 med trial, most insurance payers require 3-4)
  3. Marginally functioning: This is likely an individual that is working but is just going through the motions. He or she does not spend all day in bed but may feel a desire to do so.
  4. MOTIVATED: The individual does not want to suffer from the disease of depression any longer. He or she is committed and dedicated to getting well.

After several facilities failed, Sierra Tucson’s program saved my daughter’s life. The Family Program saved our family and helped the recovery of all.

– Anonymous Client
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
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS)
  • Neurostar
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval