Buena Vista Health and Recovery Centers at Tucson, a 50,000-square-foot Arizona-based drug and alcohol detox and treatment campus, has opened and will begin accepting outpatient patients in early  February 2020. The state-of-the-art campus is located at 5151 East Pima Street in Tucson. 

This full-service campus offers specially licensed medical staff on site 24 hours a day and a full range of treatment services including medically monitored detox; inpatient residential treatment; partial hospitalization (PHP); intensive outpatient (IOP); outpatient (OP); medication-assisted treatment (MAT); primary care medicine; and telemedicine.  Not typical of residential treatment centers, Buena Vista Health and Recovery Centers at Tucson has 70 private rooms with private restrooms, offering treatment programs to men and women, aged 18 and older.

“Giving patients an individualized approach to care in a safe and comfortable environment is our goal,” says Dave Slattery, CEO and member of the brand’s board of directors. “Our level of care provides 24-hour services with trained, licensed medical staff and counselors to prepare patients for the next level of treatment.”  

Features of the campus include individual therapy and group therapy spaces, indoor and outdoor recreation areas, dining room and transportation services on site. All guests are able to take part in on-site activities including exercise classes, art therapy, yoga and more. 

Leading the medical team is Dr. Paul R. Valbuena, who is a double board-certified psychiatrist and addictionologist, serving as Buena Vista Health and Recovery Centers at Tucson’s medical director. An addictionologist is a specialist in the diagnosis, study, and treatment of psychological dependence. 

Julie Nave, MA, LPC will serve as clinical director of the campus. Nave has been independently licensed by the Arizona State Board of Behavioral Health since 2004 and brings more than 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field.

Brian Beutin, an experienced behavioral health executive with 25 years of experience in the industry, serves as regional vice president of Buena Vista Health and Recovery Centers statewide, overseeing operations across its three Arizona campuses. He holds both an MBA in Healthcare Management and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. 

Buena Vista Health and Recovery Centers at Tucson will employ approximately 100 people and is unique in its design, approach and services.

It is among the only campus of its kind to provide primary care services to its patients. 

“This is a new concept to many, and one we hope becomes the standard. Offering primary care means that even when traditional treatment has concluded, patients are still able to see the primary care providers from Buena Vista Health and Recovery Centers at Tucson for routine medical needs ranging from allergies, flu and colds to routine physicals and check-ups,” says Beutin, adding that the campus accepts a wide variety of private and public health insurance plans including Aetna, Beacon, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, Care 1st, Mercy Care, Magellan, MHN (TriCare), MultiPlan and United HealthCare, among others.

This campus marks the third Buena Vista Health and Recovery Centers location in Arizona. Buena Vista Health and Recovery Centers at Tatum Ranch, a 10,000-square-foot campus located in Cave Creek, opened in 2017, and Buena Vista Health and Recovery Centers at Chandler, a 50,000-square-foot campus in Chandler, opened in 2019.

A fourth location, Buena Vista Health and Recovery Centers at Loveland, is expected to open in Colorado in mid-2020.

Buena Vista Health and Recovery Centers are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, considered the gold standard in health care. They are licensed as 3.7 ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) detox facilities. ASAM utilizes a detailed set of criteria for the level of care provided, and Buena Vista is at the top of the ASAM criteria scale.

For more information, visit www.buenavistarecovery.com.