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 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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • 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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Tucson’s Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program (CDIOP)

Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital is Tucson’s leading provider of inpatient treatment programming for adults suffering primarily from mental health concerns or those requiring medically-assisted detoxification services for chemical dependence.

Customized Treatment

Customized Treatment for Chemical Dependency

At Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital in Tucson, Arizona, we know that treatment is never a one-size-fits-all experience. If you are over the age of 18 and are struggling with a substance abuse problem, our chemical dependency intensive outpatient program (CDIOP) may offer the help you are looking for. Treatment in this program is always a fully customized experience, designed to meet each individual’s specific needs and address all of his or her concerns while simultaneously encouraging his or her strengths.

Program Topics

Program Topics in our CDIOP

Group therapy is the primary intervention used within our CDIOP. These groups occur during normal programming hours, for a total of three hours a day, three days each week. In the group setting, individuals are able to share their own experiences while also learning from the experiences that are shared by other group members. Furthermore, within this setting, individuals can encourage and support one another, allowing everyone to develop a sense of camaraderie and helping them to understand that they are not alone in the struggles that they are facing.

Topics that may be discussed in our group therapy sessions can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Acceptance skills
  • Early recovery
  • Change skills
  • Barriers to recovery
  • Triggers for relapse
  • Relapse prevention skills

Family groups are also available when appropriate to offer education and support.

We are Here to Help

We Are Here to Help, Call Our Admissions Team Today

If you believe that you or an important person in your life might be able to benefit from participating in our chemical dependency intensive outpatient program in Tucson, we are here to help.

Please contact our Admissions and Referrals Department at 520-594-1606 to schedule an appointment for an assessment. We proudly accept Medicaid coverage for our intensive outpatient services, and we encourage you to reach out to us with any questions you may have about payment options.

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  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cenpatico
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • and more...

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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