Clinical Sites

Banner University Medical Center, South

Banner University Medical Center South, is a comprehensive medical center that includes an Emergency Department, a state-designated trauma center and a Behavioral Health Pavilion. We are an Arizona Department of Health Services-accredited Cardiac Receiving Center and a Nurses Improving Care for Health system Elders-designated senior-friendly hospital. The hospital is staffed by Banner University Medicine physicians and is managed by Banner Health under an operating agreement with Pima County. This is the largest psychiatric inpatient facility in Tucson with a 66 bed capacity. Our specialty services include inpatient and outpatient behavioral health, treatment and education for diabetes, innovative geriatrics care and comprehensive orthopedics.

Banner University Medical Center, Tucson

Banner University Medical Center Tucson, is nationally recognized for providing exceptional patient care, teaching future health care professionals and conducting groundbreaking research. Also located on the campus is Diamond Children’s – recognized for its specialized pediatric services including neonatal and intensive care, emergency medicine and cancer therapies. Banner University Medical Center Tucson is Southern Arizona's only Level I Trauma Center, meaning we care for the most critically injured patients. The hospital is consistently listed among the nation's top hospitals in the prestigious Best Hospitals ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Our nurses’ innovative, safe and thoughtful care has been recognized with Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Our specialty services include comprehensive heart and cancer care, advanced neuroscience techniques and a multi-organ transplant program.

Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

The VA Medical Center located at Tucson, Arizona is the "Flagship" for the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) which serves over 150,000 veterans located in eight counties in southern Arizona and one county in western New Mexico. This 283-bed hospital provides training, primary care and sub-specialty health care in numerous medical areas for eligible veterans. SAVAHCS also provides our veterans with the best quality care at seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics located at Safford, Casa Grande, Sierra Vista, Yuma, Green Valley, Northwest and Southeast Tucson. SAVAHCS has been serving veterans since its dedication on October 13, 2008. The 80th Anniversary year saw the opening of a new Mental Health Care Building on the medical center grounds and the opening of a new Southeast Community Based Outpatient Clinic. In the area of education SAVAHCS has affiliations with over 70 academic institutions. SAVAHCS plays a vital role in Arizona health care education as the principal affiliate with the University of Arizona's College of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. Each year over 700 physicians, nurses and other health care professionals from educational institutions across the country receive training at SAVAHCS. Virtually all SAVAHCS staff physicians hold faculty appointments at the University Of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson.

Crisis Response Center

The Crisis Response Center (CRC) is a unique behavioral health facility located within the Banner-University of Arizona Medical Center South Campus that provides crisis services to adults and children in Pima County, Arizona.  The CRC was built with county bond funds to provide a resource for those in need of urgent psychiatric care and reduce the numbers of persons with behavioral health needs in jail or boarding in hospital emergency departments.  The CRC serves approximately 12,000 adults and 2,200 children annually, with 45% brought directly from the field by law enforcement via a secure gated sally-port, 10% transferred from outside medical EDs, and the remainder arriving via walk-in.  Adults and youth are served in distinct, separately licensed areas of the facility.

The CRC is staffed twenty-four hours seven days a week by behavioral health medical professionals, nurses, behavioral health specialists, crisis workers, and recovery supports. It is a training site for residents and medical students from the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.

The CRC also houses a state of the art crisis call center that acts as an “air traffic control” for the crisis system.  In addition to telephonic crisis counseling and care coordination, the call center has the ability to dispatch a dozen GPS-tracked mobile crisis teams throughout southern Arizona and manages an electronic bed placement board for patients needing involuntary admission in Pima County.  The CRC is connected via a breezeway to a Level II trauma ER, the 66-bed Behavioral Health Pavilion, and the mental health court.

National Recognition:
Arizona has one of the most robust crisis systems in the nation.  A video illustrating this system (and featuring the CRC) can be found here: https://youtu.be/ORq1MkODzQU
 

The CRC was featured as a model program by the National Suicide Prevention Action Alliance:
http://actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org/sites/actionallianceforsuicideprevention.org/files/CrisisNow.pdf

 

We also have relationships with the following sites:

Sierra Tucson

Palo Verde Behavioral Health

Sonora Behavioral Health

Various community agencies, but most prominently:

Banner- University Medicine Whole Health Clinic

Counseling and Psych Services at the University of Arizona

Sports Medicine at the University of Arizona

The Aleph Center

Conerstone Behavioral Health - El Dorado