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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."

Outpatient Centers

Age Range: Ages 18 and over

Adult Outpatient Centers provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to individuals requiring mental health or dual diagnosis treatment. The outpatient treatment team consists of trained professionals including psychiatrists, licensed therapists, psychiatric technicians, counselors, and support staff. Focus areas include mental health and substance abuse assessment, psychiatric assessment and evaluation for medication, medication monitoring, limited individual counseling, group counseling, bilingual counseling services, interpreter services, benefits services, and community services referral.

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Chico: Chico Adult Outpatient
560 Cohasset Avenue, Chico, CA 95926

Gridley: Gridley Family Services
995 Spruce Street, Gridley, CA 95948

Oroville: Oroville Adult Outpatient
18 County Center Drive, Oroville, CA 95965

Wellness and Recovery Centers

Age Range: Ages 18 and over

The Wellness and Recovery Centers (WRC) are consumer driven and emphasize recovery oriented activities including peer support, socialization opportunities, life skill groups, reintegration into the community, employment services, and medication support. These centers are open to all community members. There is an on-site clinician to help consumers run their own groups and provide limited mental health support. The Nurse Practitioner supports consumers medication needs as they prepare to integrate back into the community. In coordination with North Valley Catholic Social Services there is a warm line, staffed by trained consumers to provide non-crisis assistance to consumers needing support after hours.

Chico: Iversen Wellness and Recovery Center
492 Rio Lindo Avenue, Chico, CA 95926
Hours: Monday to Friday, 11:00am to 4:30pm | For more information click here.

Oroville: Oroville Wellness & Recovery Center
2243 Del Oro Avenue, Oroville, CA 95965
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids

Age Range: Ages 18 and over

The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWorks), in partnership with Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services (DESS), provides individuals and families with counseling and treatment services for mental health or substance abuse issues that would hinder their ability to enter the workforce.

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Treatment Court Services
Chico: 560 Cohasset Road, Suite 165, Chico, CA 95926

Oroville: 2430 Bird Street, Oroville, CA 95965

Support, Employment, Assistance, Recovery, Community, & Housing

Age Range: Ages 18 and over

Support, Employment, Assistance, Recovery, Community & Housing (SEARCH) is a full service partnership program, funded through the Mental Health Services Act, which provides intensive services to those who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness due to a severe and persistent mental illness. In addition to receiving mental health services, individuals are linked to the Housing Authority of Butte County, Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), Veterans Services, Legal Aid, Social Security Administration, and other needed community services. Utilizing the Recovery Model philosophy, mental health services include psychiatric support, case management, medication management, employment services and referral, educational support, housing support, representative payee assistance, benefits counseling as well as medical and legal services referral. Services are tailored to meet each individual’s recovery needs.

Chico: Chico Adult Services
560 Cohasset Avenue, Chico, CA 95926

Oroville: Oroville Adult Services
18 County Center Drive, Oroville, CA 95965

Passages Connections

Age Range: Ages 60 and over

The Connections Program through Passages seeks to serve older adults (age 60 and above) throughout Butte County who are at risk of, experiencing, exposed to, or interested in learning about mental illness and who are not, for reasons of stigma, lack of personal understanding, lack of transportation, and/or functional disability, presently connected to appropriate information or services. A licensed clinician visits older adults in their homes to do counseling for up to 18 months. Passages services seek to establish a network of information, services, and supports throughout the county designed with the unique needs of older adults in mind. The program works to reduce stigma around issues of mental illness and treatment, promote recognition and early intervention in regards to challenges to mental health, decrease the incidence of psychological crisis, and improve suicide prevention efforts. These actions aim to encourage appropriate measures related to the consideration and treatment of mental health issues in not only Butte County’s older adult population, but also the community as a whole.

Chico: Passages Connections Program
25 Main Street
Chico, CA 95929
800.822.0109 or 530.898.6525, www.PassagesCenter.org


Age Range: All

Promotores, a program of NVCSS in collaboration with BCDBH, provides health education and support to community members. The goal is to increase the awareness and access to community services, especially mental health, by helping to remove barriers such as language, stigmas, and transportation in the Latino and Hmong communities. Services are provided in Gridley and Chico.

Northern Valley Catholic Social Services
10 Independence Circle, Chico, CA 95973
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 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)
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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
4:30pm 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.