We are here to help. 

Behavioral Health provides services for individuals in crisis, for youth, for adults and for alcohol and drug treatment. Services are provided in Chico, Paradise, Oroville, Gridley and rural communities.

Our Mission: "Partner with individuals, families and the community for recovery from serious mental health and substance abuse issues and to promote wellness, resiliency and hope."

Welcome to Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health Crisis Situation?

Call 800.334.6622 or 530.891.2810

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

COVID-19 Department Update

The California Governor has issued a Stay at Home order, which means that individuals should stay home unless they need to conduct essential business. Medical treatment, including behavioral health needs, are considered essential. With that in mind, Behavioral Health will be providing services to clients over the phone or through video, when appropriate.

  • If you are feeling unwell or are sick, please contact your medical provider for recommended next steps.
  • If you are a current client, please call your behavioral health provider. Outpatient clinics are no longer operating onsite services, but are available to provide support over the phone. 
  • Our crisis and inpatient services are still operating as usual, with added illness prevention precautions.
  • The inpatient unit is not currently allowing visitors onsite. Please call 530.891.2775 , 8:00 am-5:00 pm, and ask to speak to your loved one’s clinician or counselor to arrange phone visitation.
  • If you are new to services, our walk-in screenings have been suspended. Call the Crisis & Access Line 530.891.2810 to receive an assessment over the phone.
  • Mental Health Peer Support is now available online.

Behavioral Health has contracted service providers who have altered their operations to provide services following illness prevention guidelines. 

Contracted Providers COVID-19 Altered Operations 

 Support Lines

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

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800.273.TALK (8255)
Chat online at

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
11:30am 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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