San Diego County’s newest Crisis Stabilization Unit opens in Oceanside


San Diego County officials cut the ribbon on April 18 for the opening of the region’s newest Crisis Stabilization Unit for mental health, located in Oceanside. (San Diego County image by Suzanne Bartole)

News Release

A ribbon cutting ceremony in Oceanside on Monday, April 18, marked the latest milestone in San Diego County’s commitment to prioritizing mental health and substance use services.

North Coast Link logo.A new community-based Crisis Stabilization Unit opened its doors, becoming the sixth CSU in the county with plans for more in east and south San Diego. The 24-hour, seven-day a week, walk-in facility is based on a living room model and offers a kinder, gentler approach to intervention and stabilization for anyone suffering from a behavioral or mental health crisis.

People needing immediate behavioral health assistance should call 911. Help is also available by calling the County’s Access and Crisis Line at 888-724-7240 or visiting

The Oceanside CSU is located inside the County Live Well Health Center, 1701 Mission Avenue, Suite 130 in Oceanside.

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