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 Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital 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 Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • 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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Marks of Quality Care

Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital is known for providing quality, comprehensive psychiatric services for children, adolescents, and adults in the Tucson area.

We work to ensure that each person receives the specialized programming they need to heal. Our relationships with some of the nation’s leading behavioral health organizations help us uphold this commitment to quality care.

By maintaining strong connections with the organizations listed below, we continue to improve our treatment programming. These groups help us streamline our services and evaluate outcomes, allowing us to serve patients more effectively.

Achievements in Clinical Excellence (ACE)

An ACE certification indicates that a provider or organization has met certain rigorous markers for quality. This prestigious designation is awarded after a thorough vetting process and a review of nationally focused but regionally based metrics on patient care.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI is a large grassroots organization whose goal is to create greater access to preventative education and treatment for mental illness for all Americans. A NAMI affiliation is reserved for providers that work to better the lives of those that are touched by mental illness, through either direct or referral services.

The Jason Foundation

This nonprofit organization works to combat the tragedy of youth suicide. They offer free curriculums that teach parents, teachers, and youth to identify warning signs, and other resources for youth who may be at risk. Our partnership with The Jason Foundation creates greater access to treatment for vulnerable youth in our community who may be struggling with suicidality.

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I want to thank the tremendous IOP staff for helping me reclaim my life. The therapists taught me how to manage my addiction and I will be forever in their debt. Thanks for literally saving my life.

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