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 Mental Health & Drug Addiction Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital in offers a Partial Hospitalization Program for individuals in Tucson over the age of 18 who require more frequent and concentrated therapeutic treatment than conventional outpatient psychiatric programs offer.

Program Schedule

Scheduling for our Partial Hospitalization program (PHP) in Tucson, AZ

The program is designed for those who are struggling with mental health or a chemical dependence concern. Patients enrolled in PHP attend the program Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Lunch and free transportation for Tucson area residents is included.

Our Partial Hospitalization Program in Tucson is the perfect choice as a step-down transition following a behavioral hospital stay, or as an alternative to an in­patient care. The program is designed for people experiencing mental illness and/or chemical dependence. Programming is not one size fits all.  Patients attend different groups based on clinical need.  Patients return home each evening and must have adequate support and safety in their environment.

Program Details

Program Details for PHP

The program aims to stabilize patients, improve function, and return them to their regular provider for continued treatment. Psychiatrists, master’s level therapists, and registered nurses make up the treatment team. Patients receive the following treatment components in our partial hospitalization program:

  • Psychiatrists meet with patients weekly for individualized care which includes clinical assessment, diagnostics, and treatment.
  • Master’s level therapists teach specific coping skills relevant to the group. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Trauma Focused Therapy Rational Emotive Therapy, Expressive Art Therapies, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy are the foundation of the program. The goal is to teach coping skills, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and distress tolerance.
  • For those with Chemical Dependence, break away addiction-based programming includes education on the Neuroscience of Addiction, Stages of Recovery, and co-dependence.
  • Registered Nurses lead groups promoting various mind body techniques, self-care, relaxation exercises, medication management and nutrition.
  • Family groups are available for education and support

Please contact our Admissions and Referrals Department at 520-594-1606 to schedule an appointment for an assessment.

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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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