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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.

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."

Administrative Office

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

  Scott Kennelly



   Medical Director

  Ana Vicuna

   Assistant Director, Clinical Services

  Jennifer Stofa

   Assistant Director, Clinical Services

  Essence Davis

   Assistant Director, Administration

  Holli Drobny

   Mental Health Services Act Coordinator
   Public Information Officer

  Kristy Hanson

   Executive Analyst

  Mart Brown

   Compliance Officer

  Suzanne Bullock          

   Human Resources Manager

  Madeline Irving

   Interim- Quality Management, System Performance Manager

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

Oversees and monitors BCDBH, advocates for persons with behavioral health issues, and provides advice to the Butte County Board of Supervisors and BCDBH Director. The Board meetings are open to the public and meetings take place the third Wednesday of each month. Learn more about the Behavioral Health Advisory Board. 

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.

Cultural Competency

Our commitment to diversity includes both the development of a diverse workforce and the delivery of culturally competent care to our clients. The first step to providing culturally competent care is to embrace our own diversity – to celebrate, enhance, and learn from it. Our diversity is also our strength. Learn more about Cultural Competency.

Mental Health Services Act

In November of 2004, California voters passed Proposition 63 creating the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). The Act created an additional one percent tax on any California resident making more than $1 million dollars. The revenue is distributed to counties in order to accomplish an enhanced system of care for mental health services. Learn more about Butte County's MHSA.

Quality Improvement and Quality Management Division

Provides training, education, and guidance to clinical staff within BCDBH, and all contract providers. Responsibilities include: initiation and ongoing review of 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. Learn more about the Quality Management Division.


Administration and Compliance
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

Quality Management Division
1196 East Lassen Ave., Suite 130, 
Chico CA, 95973
Phone: 530.879.2456
Fax: 530.879.3932
8:00am to 12:00pm
1:00pm to 5:00



 Support Lines

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

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800.273.TALK (8255)
Chat online at

Crisis Text Line
Text LISTEN to ‘741741’

Veterans Crisis Line
800.273.8255 (press 1)  

Friendship Line (older adults)

Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ+)

North Valley Talk Line
4:30 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

 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.