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.

Iversen Wellness and Recovery Center

The Iversen Wellness and Recovery Center is a group of men and women challenged by a variety of mental health, alcohol & drug issues. We provide various activities and levels of participation to the community including weekly groups, writing articles for the newsletter, attending business meetings to help organize and plan activities, participating in community outings, assisting with fund-raising, finding support from others with similar life issues and becoming a peer coordinator.

The Iversen Wellness and Recovery Center was created to serve those with mental illness. We offer the chance to work and develop the skills needed to pursue goals, such as school, or a job in the community. We also offer support through groups and socialization free from stigma.

Services we offer include a variety of groups geared toward helping individuals with day to day issues, as well as other issues related to their illness and its unique challenges. Some of the groups we offer include Bi-Polar Support and Process Group. We also help with services related to needs such as housing and job placement. This is done through networking and computer access. 

Our activities include arts and crafts, informative guest speakers, special community outings, computer training, Internet access, e-mail service, peer support groups and much more! For more information on our programs or to receive a copy of our monthly calendar and newsletter, please call 530.879.3311.


492 Rio Lindo Avenue
Chico, California 95926

Monday to Friday
11:00am to 4:00 pm

Crisis Line

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Behavioral Health

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

Friendship Line (older adults)

Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ)

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

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 Locations & Hours

Main Location
Chico, CA

Main Location
Oroville, CA

Excludes Holidays
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 Get Started

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.

See the three steps for getting started.