Behavioral Health

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."

Camp Fire Incident Information

Behavioral Health Crisis Situation?

Call 800.334.6622 or 530.891.2810 If you are in a life-threatening emergency situation, dial 9-1-1.

There are Crisis Counselors available at the Disaster Recovery Center, located at the Chico Mall-1982 E 20th St, Chico, CA 95928.

For information on Camp Fire Recovery resources please visit Butte County Recovers

Our Clients

If you, or someone you know, was receiving County Behavioral Health services in Paradise and have not yet contacted us, please call our Access Line at 800.334.6622 or 530.891.2810. We would like to know that you are safe and so that we may continue your care at one of our other locations that is most convenient for you. If you plan to relocate outside of the County, please let us know so that we may coordinate your transfer of care.  

New to Behavioral Health?

 See the three steps for getting started and current screening times here.

Resources Following a Disaster

The Disaster Distress Helpline

A 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1.800.985.5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

Anthem BlueCross: LiveHealth Online

Using LiveHealth Online, individuals gain online access to doctors, therapists and psychologists through live video from a smart phone or computer. This service is being provided for free, regardless of insurance coverage through December 31, 2018. If you do not have access to a cell phone or computer, this service is also being made available at the Disaster Recovery Center located at the Sears Building in Chico.

Mental Health Tips

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association provides resources specifically designed around coping with disasters or traumatic events. These resources include:


 Support Lines

Behavioral Health Crisis Lines
24 hours a day / 7 days a week
800.334.6622, or
530.891.2810

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

Crisis Text Line
Text LISTEN to ‘741741’

Veterans Crisis Line
800.273.8255 (press 1)  

Friendship Line (older adults)
800.971.0016

Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ+)
866.488.7386

North Valley Talk Line
4:30pm to 9:30pm / 7 days a week
855.582.5554

 Locations & Hours

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

530.891.2850

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.