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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Tucson Outpatient Program for Addiction & Mental Health

Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital is the leading provider in Tucson of outpatient treatment programs for adults suffering from mental health or chemical dependency concerns.

Please note that at this time, masks are required for anyone entering Sonora Behavioral Health.

Why Choose Outpatient

Why Choose PHP or IOP

Sonora Behavioral Health offers Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) for individuals  in Tucson who need more intensive services that can be provided via a traditional outpatient program, but whose needs do not rise to the level of requiring inpatient or residential programs. PHP and IOP are also excellent sources of structured step-down support for individuals who are transitioning out of treatment after completing inpatient or residential programs.

Treatment Tracks

Treatment Tracks: PHP & IOP

Sonora Behavioral Health offers IOP services at an offsite center in the Desert Life Medical Plaza, which is located at 3130 E. Broadway, Suite 196 in Tucson. Sonora’s IOP is organized into two treatment tracks, both of which are designed for adult men and women ages 18 and above:

  • Chemical Dependence Intensive Outpatient Program (CDIOP): IOP services for men and women who are in recovery from a substance use disorder.
  • Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program (MHIOP): IOP services for men and women who have been experiencing one or more mental health concerns.

Schedule for PHP & IOP

Both CDIOP and MHIOP feature three hours of treatment three days per week, for a total of nine treatment hours each week. Patients return home each evening, and must have adequate support and safety in their home environment. Transportation to and from our outpatient treatment center is available free of charge to all patients who live in the Tucson area.

The amount of time that an individual will remain in treatment in CDIOP or MHIOP will be determined by a careful review of his or her progress toward his or her treatment objectives.

Program Schedule:


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9:30 am – 3:00 pm


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Monday, Wednesday, Friday
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 pm – 12:00 pm


Monday, Wednesday, Friday
12:00 pm – 3:00    pm


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Program Goals

Mental Health IOP & CDIOP Program Goals

Both of Sonora Behavioral Health’s intensive outpatient treatment tracks programs are designed to help patients achieve greater stability in recovery, improve their functional abilities, and enable them to return to a conventional outpatient treatment setting with their regular provider for continued treatment. Regardless of which IOP treatment track an individual is enrolled in, he or she can expect to receive personalized services that have been designed according to his or her unique strengths, needs, and goals.

Types of Treatment

Types of Treatment Offered in Our IOP

Group therapy is the main method of treatment in CDIOP and MHIOP. Under the direction of trained and experienced professionals, group therapy sessions provide participants with structured and supportive environments in which to share insights, learn from the experiences and perspectives of others, and practice healthy interpersonal communication skills.

While the specific content of any group will depend upon the contributions of participants, the following are among the general topics that may be addressed in a group therapy setting during an individual’s time in CDIOP or MHIOP at Sonora Behavioral Health:

  • Healthy boundaries
  • Family dynamics
  • External and internal triggers
  • Guilt and shame
  • Managing anger, boredom, and stress
  • Relationships and friendships
  • Compulsive behaviors
  • Self-esteem
  • Emotion regulation
  • Distress tolerance
  • Mindfulness
  • Interpersonal effectiveness

Of course, these topics will be addressed from the perspective of mental health and addiction recovery, depending upon the treatment track in which an individual is participating. Addiction topics that are specific to each treatment track will also be addressed throughout an individual’s time in either CDIOP or MHIOP.

Learn More

Contact Us Today for Our Outpatient Services

Sonora Outpatient Services are located at 3130 E. Broadway, Suite 196 Tucson, AZ 85716.  If you need to contact outpatient services directly please call: 520-594-1606.

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I know my disorder might not completely go away forever, but I know how to deal with it now. Sonora taught me I am stronger than it and how to be a fighter!

– Vicky S.

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