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.

Behavioral Health Administration

Administration Office

Ensures the mission statement is fulfilled by providing support and direction; development and implementation of programs; administers patient’s rights, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), cultural competency; and guarantees adherence of compliance standards.

Administrative Support Division (ASD)

Provides the logistics and support for the Butte County Department of Behavioral Health’s (BCDBH) numerous programs and offices. The ASD handles our budgets, finances, human resources, systems performance and evaluation, information technology, billing, fiscal reporting and analysis, and contracts.

Behavioral Health Advisory Board (BHAB)

Oversees and monitors BCDBH, advocates for persons with behavioral health issues, and provides advice to the Butte County Board of Supervisors and BCDBH Director. Learn more about the Behavioral Health Advisory Board. 

Quality Improvement (QI)

Provides training, education, and guidance to clinical staff within BCDBH, and all contract providers. Responsibilities include: initiation and ongoing review of QI activities and projects; documentation training; utilization review of outpatient and inpatient services, and; authorizations, oversight, coordination, and referral for services between BCDBH and its contract providers.

Behavioral Health Compliance Office

The mission of the Compliance office is to provide assistance, support, and oversight to the Department of Behavioral Health as it seeks to deliver services using sound ethical business practices in compliance with all relevant State and Federal regulations. Learn more about the Compliance Office.

Administrative Documents and Reports

F134 Managed Care File Resources
A Complex Case: Public Mental Health Delivery and Financing in California
Mental Health Services Act Expenditure Report FY13-14
Department of Behavioral Health Strategic Plan 2012-2015
Strategic Plan Chart
Department of Behavioral Health Overview 2013
Contractor Cost Report Information
Outcome and Evaluations Data    

Mental Health Resources

NAMI California 
California Institute for Mental Health
National Alliance on Mental Health
National Mental Health Association
California Department of Health Care Services
California Department of Social Services
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Children and Family Services
Employment Matters and California Work Group Newsletters
Protection & Advocacy Inc.
Mental Health Services Act
A Parent's Guide to Suicide Prevention


3217 Cohasset Rd.
Chico, CA 95973

8:00am to 12:00pm
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Administration Support Division
3217 Cohasset Rd.
Chico, CA 95973

8:00am to 12:00pm
1:00pm to 5:00pm

 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.