Sonora Behavioral Health in Tucson, AZ

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(4 of 5)
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6050 North Corona Road
Tucson AZ 85704

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Established in 1994, Sonora Behavioral Health is a psychiatric hospital located in the city of Tuscon, Arizona. It is one of only 18 hospital inpatient programs in Arizona that offers inpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization treatment for individuals struggling with substance abuse, mental health, and co-occurring disorders. Treatment is available to adults, children, and adolescents Sonora has been recognized by Optum as a Platinum inpatient provider of behavioral health services as part of the Achievements in Clinical Excellence facility measurement.


Treatment plans are customized to the individual and length of treatment varies. Inpatient patients can expect to take part in two or three different group therapy sessions daily which incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. They also attended peer led groups based on the 12-steps which are used in 59.2% of Arizona facilities. Education groups and family meetings are also components of treatment.

The IOP and PHP programs are step-down programs for individuals who have completed an inpatient program or who do not require the amount of stability of an inpatient program.


Sonora's staff consists of psychiatrists, medical doctors, master’s level social workers, nurses, dietitians and behavioral health technicians. The singe individual polled by awarded the staff's level of training and support a perfect five out of five stars.


Sonora Behavioral Health is a 140-bed acute inpatient psychiatric hospital. Photos on the facility's website depict a clean, clinical environment with hardwood floors and comfortable common areas.


To date, only one individual has responded to the survey. The anonymous loved one shared positive opinions of the facility, including a five star rating for treatment effectiveness. They felt that separation from family was a weakness of the program, but also wrote "This is the only center in southern Arizona for kids and Teens. They are able to help your child and they are dedicated to restoring them back to healthy and happy."

On Google 63 reviewers gave an average rating of 2.2 out of five stars, with the majority of these being one star reviews. Most of the complaints focused on the staff. "The staff there are lazy, incompetent and uncaring. All three combined make for a nightmare" wrote Christopher in a representative review.[1]


According to the facility's website, Sonora accepts many different insurance plans, including Aetna, Beacon, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Empatico, Cigna, Humana, Tricare, and United Healthcare. In addition it is part of the 43.1% of facilities in Arizona that accept Medicare.

[1] GoogleReviews

Published on November 2018

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Good security helpful caring staff Doctors were outstanding in care and communication. Clients are isolated from family only to see an hour a day the walls were stark and bare This is the only center in southern Arizona for kids and Teens. They are able to help your child and they are dedicated to restoring them back to healthy and happy. It is not an easy process to abide by but it is worth the time that is needed and you need to trust that they know and specialize in treatment and intervention of problems kids and teens face.

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