We are here to help

Our mission is to partner with people to encourage and facilitate 

wellness, recovery, and hope.


Welcome to Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health Crisis Situation?

Call the 24/7 Access Line at 800.334.6622 or 530.891.2810

If you are in a life-threatening emergency situation, dial 9-1-1.

Butte County Behavioral Health provides mental health and substance use treatment to Medi-Cal beneficiaries, and provides crisis interventions to the community, regardless of insurance status.

To request services or to learn more about treatment options, you can call the 24/7 Access Line at 800.334.6622 or 530.891.2810, or visit our Get Started page.

Behavioral Health has been serving Butte County for 55 years and provides care to youth and adults. Behavioral Health treatment consists of a continuum of prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery support systems.



Adult Mental Health

Youth Mental Health

Substance Use Disorder


Community Information

Congratulations to our local Directing Change winners!

The Directing Change Program & Film Contest announced the regional finalists in the tenth annual student contest encouraging young people to create short films and art projects about suicide prevention and mental health. Students at Pleasant Valley High School are among the regional finalists and statewide winners being recognized for artistic achievements in mental health and suicide prevention. 

Region 5 Suicide Prevention Finalists from Butte County
First Place Suicide Prevention: “Weight of Thought” (Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Rafael Wenslaff and Mason Nowak
Advisor: Michael Peck
Link: https://vimeo.com/683484425
Third Place Suicide Prevention - TIED: “Labels” (Team pick - Advancing to statewide round of judging)
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Drew Barron and Asha Lal
Advisor: Michael Peck
Link: https://vimeo.com/683475552
Third Place Suicide Prevention - TIED: “Key to Happiness”
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: Justin Topp and Anthony Palomba
Advisor: Michael Peck
Link: https://vimeo.com/683481532

Region 5 Mental Health Matters Finalists from Butte County
Second Place Mental Health Matters: “Backpack full of stress”
Pleasant Valley High school
Filmmakers: Dominick Peloso and Justin Clink
Advisor: Michael Peck
Link: https://vimeo.com/683481879
Third Place Mental Health Matters: “Breaking the Silence”
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmakers: William Ross and Ian Anderson
Advisor: Michael Peck
Link: https://vimeo.com/683475277
Animated Short Finalists from Butte County
Second Place Animated Short: “Breaking Through”
Pleasant Valley High School
Filmmaker: Gehrig Stevens
Advisor: Michael Peck
Link: https://vimeo.com/683465125

About Directing Change

The Directing Change is part of statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and promote the mental health and wellness of students. Directing Change is free to schools and supported by the California Department of Education. For more information visit www.DirectingChangeCA.org.

Genoa Healthcare Pharmacy

Located within Behavioral Health Services, next to the SEARCH office
560 Cohasset Avenue, Suite 110
Chico, CA 9592

Open Monday-Friday, 8:30AM- 5PM

Pharmacy open, offering free delivery or curbside pick-up  

The Genoa Healthcare pharmacy located here is open and ready to serve you – even if you’re meeting with your doctor by phone or video!

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The Administrative office ensures the mission statement is fulfilled by providing support and direction; development and implementation of programs; administers patient’s rights, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), cultural competency; and guarantees adherence of compliance standards. Visit the Administration page to learn more about the business office and workforce resources.

Want to report a Compliance issue or have questions? Call Behavioral Health's Compliance Hotline at 1.866.637.4809



Support Lines

Behavioral Health Crisis Lines
24 hours a day / 7 days a week
800.334.6622, or

National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline - Dial 988

Crisis Text Line
Text LISTEN to ‘741741’

Veterans Crisis Line
800.273.8255 (press 1)  

Friendship Line (older adults)

Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ+)

North Valley Talk Line
4:30 to 9:30pm / 7 days a week


Butte County Behavioral Health Administration
3217 Cohasset Rd
Chico, CA 95973

Monday – Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm

Excludes Holidays

 Get Started

Call the Behavioral Health Access Line at 530.891.2810 to get started.

During the phone conversation we will ask whether your needs are urgent and what type of help you are looking for.

See the three steps for getting started.

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