Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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 Sierra by the Sea 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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Sierra by the Sea.

  • These restrictions have 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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.

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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Admissions Process

At Sierra by the Sea in Newport Beach, California, our admissions process allows adults to enter residential care for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health concerns as efficiently as possible so that they can get the treatment they need.

Admissions Criteria

Criteria for admissions into Sierra by the Sea in Newport Beach, CA

Before making any admissions decision, our admissions coordinators speak with potential residents and their family members in order to complete an assessment and determine if Sierra by the Sea’s program can meet their needs. This assessment includes an open discussion with these individuals regarding their current needs, goals, and medical and treatment history. Our residential program provides care for adults who meet the following criteria:

  • Age 18 and older
  • Have a primary diagnosis of a substance use disorder (this is the clinical term for addiction)
  • Do not have active thoughts of suicide or recent suicide attempts
  • Do not have unmanaged mental health diagnoses that require hospitalization

In addition to offering personalized care to help adults recover from substance use disorders, we also provide individualized care for those with co-occurring mental health conditions.

If you or a loved one is interested in receiving more information or speaking with a Sierra by the Sea admissions coordinator, please contact a member of our team. You can schedule an appointment or speak with our team 24 hours a day, seven days a week to learn more about our program.

Our Admissions Process

Process of admissions at Sierra by the Sea in Newport Beach, CA

The first step in the admissions process is to contact our friendly and helpful admissions coordinators at 1-949-612-2210. Our team will answer your questions and collect some basic information. A coordinator will then guide you through an informal discussion regarding your medical history, past care, and current needs. An admissions coordinator will also check your benefits to determine whether your insurance will cover a stay at Sierra by the Sea.

This part of the admissions process will help determine if our program is a good fit for your needs. By providing this information, you’ll allow us to ensure you have the specialized residential care you deserve to start your journey toward wellness.

At Sierra by the Sea, we recognize that we are not the right recovery center for everyone’s needs. If we determine that we cannot provide the care best suited for your situation, we will assist you and your family in finding another program that will better fit your current circumstances. If our introductory call indicates our program is right for you, we will schedule a date for a formal assessment on our campus.

Upon entering our beachside campus in beautiful Newport Beach, California, a team member will greet you and assist you in acclimating to our center. This member of our staff will help you complete your paperwork and ask questions that will prepare our team to best serve you during your stay. That team member will also answer any additional questions you have, go over what you can bring into your housing accommodations, and explain the process for storing any belongings that are not allowed on campus.

If you have more questions or concerns, anyone from the team at Sierra by the Sea will provide helpful explanations and support along the way. We want you to feel fully comfortable during your time on our campus, and we encourage you to reach out when you need assistance.

What to Bring With You

Items that are allowed on our campus in Newport Beach, CA

During the initial assessment process, our admissions coordinator will provide you with information regarding campus policies. Before arriving at our center in Newport Beach, California, be sure to bring suggested items with you and leave prohibited items home. This will ensure your first day goes as smoothly as possible.

We recommend bringing the following items:

  • Identification card (driver’s license or other form)
  • Health insurance card
  • Currently prescribed medications in their original bottles
  • Casual, comfortable clothing that fits appropriately (no large, baggy clothing or any clothing that exposes your midriff or underwear)

In order to foster a safe and supportive environment at Sierra by the Sea, the following items are prohibited:

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Substances of any kind

If you bring any of these items on your first day, they will be sent home with your family members or safely stored until the end of your stay.

Our admissions team will provide more detailed information regarding all of Sierra by the Sea’s policies and programs. If you have any questions at any point during your admissions process or would like to begin the admissions process, please contact our admissions coordinator at your earliest convenience. We are here to ensure you have a safe, supportive, and effective stay at Sierra by the Sea.

We Accept Insurance
The following are some of the providers with whom we work regularly
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
  • and many more...

Recovering from substance use disorders is a challenging journey that feels more doable in an environment that tends to each individual’s complex needs and strengths. Our goal is to foster a treatment experience that is built on compassion, hope, and caring, and fueled by excellence in the provision of evidence-based and trauma-informed care.

– Michelle Beaudoin, MA, MFA, NCC, CADC-II
Marks of Quality Care
These accreditations are an official recognition of our dedication to providing treatment that exceeds the standards and best practices of quality care.
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)