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.

Substance Use Services

Outpatient Centers

Age Range: 12-17

Providing assessment, diagnosis, treatment and recovery services for youth who are concerned about their use of alcohol, marijuana, prescription narcotic or other substance. Treatment includes individual counseling, group counseling, case management support, and relapse prevention planning. Referrals to community resources are also provided. Find an Outpatient Center near you.

Age Range: Ages 18 and over

Outpatient Centers provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment and recovery services to individuals facing substance use challenges, substance use challenges related to alcohol use, narcotic or prescription use, marijuana, and/or stimulant use. Referrals to community resources are also provided. Find an Outpatient Center near you.

Mothers and/or Pregnant Women Program

Stepping Stones (Perinatal Program) in collaboration with Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services (DESS), is an outpatient program that provides substance use treatment to women who are pregnant or parenting children. Services for parenting, pregnant, or perinatal women include assessment, diagnosis, individual and group counseling, intensive outpatient services, case management and referrals to residential treatment providers. Referrals to additional community supports are also provided. Learn more about Stepping Stones.

Treatment Court Program

Age Range: Ages 18 and over  

Adult Drug Court, in collaboration with the law enforcement and the court, provides access and treatment to felony offenders who have substance disorders. This is a voluntary program providing structure by linking supports and treatment with ongoing judicial oversight, probation supervision, and team management. BCDBH provides assessments, group and individual treatment, and referrals to residential treatment as appropriate.

Medication Assisted Treatment

Age Range: Ages 18 and over

Using medication (Suboxone, Vivitrol) coupled with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a whole person approach to the treatment of substance use disorders related to central nervous system depressants (opioids, alcohol).Medication Assisted Treatment includes assessment, individual and group counseling, physician review and monitoring, and case management.

All services are voluntary for individuals requesting support for substance use disorder issues/challenges. 42CFR provides federal and state confidentiality guidelines and protections for individuals who receive these services.

 Contact BHD

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

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1.800.273.TALK (8255)

Veterans Crisis Line
1.800.273.8255 (press 1)  

Friendship Line (older adults)

Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ+)

North Valley Talk Line

4:30pm to 9:30pm / 7 days a week

 Locations & Hours

Butte County Behavioral Health Administration
3217 Cohasset Rd
Chico, CA 95973
Monday – Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm

Excludes Holidays
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 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.