We are here to help. 

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."

The Psychiatric Health Facility is a 16-bed, 24-hour acute non-medical facility. The facility provides a safe environment for voluntary and involuntary clients needing acute care for mental illness to receive support and treatment. 

During an average stay of 3 to 5 days, professional staff and clients work together to restore and maintain each individual's optimal physical and emotional well being in a therapeutic atmosphere. Each individual and their family are encouraged to actively participate in their own care, and treatment planning. In addition, the staff works toward returning the individual to the best possible existence within the community at the least restrictive level of care.


  • Evaluation and stabilization of acute psychiatric crisis  
  • 24-hour nursing care and medication monitoring
  • Referrals to appropriate community support and services
  • Psychiatric consultation




 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
4:30pm 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.