Final modules for a new two-story crisis stabilization unit (CSU) in Aventura, Fla., were lofted into place last week. The new CSU will serve patients in the North San Diego County region. The facility was built with off-site construction, with site work and foundation built onsite while modules were constructed simultaneously in a factory.

Modules were then trucked to a staging area where they waited until they were joined with the foundation at a “sky breaking” ceremony. Once all modules are in place, finish work will begin on the inside and outside of the facility. The CSU is scheduled to start treating patients in the spring.

When completed, the CSU will provide short term care for patients experiencing an acute psychiatric and/or substance use crisis. It will provide services to mental health patients in a less restrictive environment, freeing emergency department beds and improving community safety. The facility will consist of 6,000 square feet and include capacity for 16 patient treatment areas, patient showers, a check-in area, storage for belongings, a nurses’ station, medication storage, and an outdoor lounge.