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.

Get Started

If you are experiencing a behavioral health crisis situation, please call 800.334.6622 or 530.891.2810. If you are in a life threatening emergency situation, dial 9-1-1

Get Started with non-crisis services for you and your family.

Step 1

Call our office at 530.891.2810. During the phone conversation, we will ask you whether your needs are urgent and what type of help you are looking for. We will also ask you if you have Medi-Cal or some other type of insurance coverage. We will help you find the services you need in our community or refer you for a screening appointment closest to where you live. If you come in for an appointment, please bring your Medi-Cal card and other insurance information. A counselor will meet with you and together we will determine the best way to serve you.

Step 2

Once we have determined how we can best serve you, we will schedule a follow-up appointment to better understand your specific needs.

Step 3

At your follow-up appointment, we will connect you or your family member to the types of services that you and your counselor agree will help most. A wide range of services is available, from short-term to intensive, based on your needs. These time-limited services are designed to foster resiliency in youth and families and to promote wellness.

Crisis Line

 Contact BHD

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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 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.