Behavioral Health

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."

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. We are here to Help.

Adult Services in Chico

Outpatient Center

Age Range: Ages 18 and over

Adult Outpatient Centers provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to individuals requiring mental health or dual diagnosis treatment. The outpatient treatment team consists of trained professionals including psychiatrists, licensed therapists, psychiatric technicians, counselors, and support staff. Focus areas include mental health and substance abuse assessment, psychiatric assessment and evaluation for medication, medication monitoring, limited individual counseling, group counseling, bilingual counseling services, interpreter services, benefits services, and community services referral.

Chico Adult Services
560 Cohasset Avenue
Chico, CA 95926
530.891.2784

Support, Employment, Assistance, Recovery, Consumer Housing (SEARCH)

Age Range: Ages 18 and over

Support, Employment, Assistance, Recovery, Consumer Housing (SEARCH) provides intensive services to individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness due to a severe and persistent mental illness. In addition to receiving mental health services, individuals are linked to the Housing Authority of Butte County, Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), Veterans Services, Legal Aid, Social Security Administration, and other needed community services. Utilizing the Recovery Model philosophy, mental health services include psychiatric support, case management, medication management, employment services and referral, educational support, housing support, representative payee assistance, benefits counseling as well as medical and legal services referral. Services are tailored to meet each individual’s recovery needs.

Chico Adult Services
560 Cohasset Avenue
Chico, CA 95926
530.891.2784

Wellness and Recovery Centers (WRC)

Age Range: Ages 18 and over

The Wellness and Recovery Centers (WRC) are consumer driven and emphasize recovery oriented activities including peer support, socialization opportunities, life skill groups, reintegration into the community, employment services, and medication support. These centers are open to all community members. There is an on-site clinician to help consumers run their own groups and provide limited mental health support. The Nurse Practitioner supports consumers medication needs as they prepare to integrate back into the community. In coordination with North Valley Catholic Social Services there is a warm line, staffed by trained consumers to provide non-crisis assistance to consumers needing support after hours.

Iversen Wellness and Recovery Center
492 Rio Lindo Avenue
Chico, CA 95926
530.879.3311
Monday to Friday
11:00am to 4:30pm

California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWorks)

Age Range: Ages 18 and over

The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWorks), in partnership with Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services (DESS), provides individuals and families with counseling and treatment services for mental health or substance abuse issues that would hinder their ability to enter the workforce.

Treatment Court Services
564 Rio Lindo Avenue, Suite 100
Chico, CA 95926
530.879.3795

Passages

Age Range: Ages 60 and over

Senior Comprehensive Support Program (SCSP), provided by Passages, delivers counseling and support to older adults who want and need services but have difficulty accessing them. Services are designed with the unique needs of older adults and SCSP supplies a network of support older adults in their homes. A team approach is utilized and includes ongoing home visitation and support from specially trained volunteers and combats social isolation.

Passages Connections Program California State University, Chico
CSU, Chico Research Foundation
Chico, CA 95929-0799
800.822.0109 or 530.898.6525
www.PassagesCenter.org

Passages

Age Range: Ages 55 and over

Older Adult Suicide Prevention & Education (OASPE), a program provided by Passages, reaches out to older adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, complicated grief and/or loss, trauma, and medication mismanagement. The OASPE provides services to prevent these symptoms from increasing to levels leading to emergency room visits, inpatient care, institutionalization, self harm, or suicide. OASPE conducts outreach, education, coaching, social opportunities, and other supportive services. 

Passages Connections Program California State University, Chico
CSU, Chico Research Foundation
Chico, CA 95929
800.822.0109 or 530.898.6525
www.PassagesCenter.org

Promotores

Age Range: All

Promotores, a program of NVCSS in collaboration with BCDBH, provides health education and support to community members. The goal is to increase the awareness and access to community services, especially mental health, by helping to remove barriers such as language, stigmas, and transportation in the Latino and Hmong communities. Services are provided in Gridley and Chico.

Northern Valley Catholic Social Services
10 Independence Circle
Chico, CA 95973
530.345.1600

Crisis Line

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Behavioral Health

Crisis Lines
24 hours a day / 7 days a week
800.334.6622, or
530.891.2810

Friendship Line (older adults)
800.971.0016

Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ)
866.488.7386

4:30pm to 9:30pm / 7 days a week
North Valley Talk Line
855.582.5554

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 Locations & Hours

Main Location
Chico, CA

Main Location
Oroville, CA

Excludes Holidays

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Call Behavioral Health 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.

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