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Bayview Crisis Stabilization Unit

Providing Psychiatric Services for the Most Vulnerable

Trauma-Informed – Safe and Supportive – Culturally Competent

The Bayview Crisis Stabilization Unit provides hospital-based emergency behavioral health services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year for individuals 18 years old and older who require a timely response to psychiatric emergencies to prevent decompensation and increase wellbeing.

For further information, contact us at (619) 585-4221

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis please call 911, or call the Access and Crisis Line-Optum San Diego at (888) 724-7240, or dial 988 for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

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Our services include:

  • Behavioral Health Urgent Care (Stay up to 24 hours)
  • CSU accepts PERT referrals
  • Transportation upon completion of treatment and upon time of discharge
  • Meals and snacks
  • Shower room
  • Emergency medication refills and medication support with a psychiatrist
  • Psychiatric assessment
  • Behavioral health assessment
  • Inpatient referrals
  • Case management referrals
  • Crisis house referrals
  • Substance use treatment referrals
  • On-going care coordination including linkages to behavioral health services
  • Translation services available for over 200 languages including ASL

Walk-ins welcome!

Bayview Crisis Stabilization can provide emergency support for:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Emotional regulation

  • Trauma

  • PTSD

  • Stress management

  • Grief and loss

  • Self-harming behaviors

  • Suicidal ideation

  • Life transitions

We are a San Diego County contracted program that provides therapeutic care for our patients experiencing a mental health crisis.

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Contact Us

Sokia Shehee, LCSW

Sokia Shehee, LCSW


William Carter Torres

William Carter Torres


Jasmine Tavarez

Jasmine Tavarez

Marketing & Outreach Coordinator

The Crisis Stabilization Unit is located on the Bayview Behavioral Health Campus at 330 Moss Street in Chula Vista, and they can be reached by calling (619) 585-4221. Director Sokia Shehee can be reached at, and Assistant Program Manager William Carter Torres can be contacted at

If you would like to schedule a site tour, or are interested in a CSU program presentation, or would like to collaborate with the CSU please contact our Marketing & Outreach Coordinator Jasmine Tavarez, BA, at

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