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."

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.

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

New to Behavioral Health?

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

NEW! Services for Paradise and Magalia 

The Butte County Community Services Center, open as of January 6th, provides supportive services in a location that is easy to access for Paradise and Magalia residents. 

Resources available at the center include youth and adult mental health services, social support, employment and eligibility services, WIC  and disaster case management The creation of the Community Services Center is a step towards re-establishing services that had to cease operations due to the aftereffects of the Camp Fire. For more information call:

  • Youth Services (Ages 0-24) 530.872.6328
  • Adult Services (ages 18 and over) 530.877.5845


    The Disaster Distress Helpline

    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.

    California HOPE of Butte County

    Through outreach and education, California HOPE empowers and restores stability to fire survivors and fire-affected communities of Butte County. HOPE Counselors meet with fire survivors and their families on the survivor’s schedule, wherever they’re most comfortable. HOPE counselors facilitate educational and support group meetings for survivors and provide support at community events. Call 530.966.7382 or email calhopebutte@gmail.com to connect with a HOPE Counselor today. Also, find them on Facebook @CalHopeButte.

    The Long Term Recovery Group

    The Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group have members from public sector, private business, non-profit, community groups and faith-based organizations. The goal of this group is to ensure that they effectively represent the diverse community and focus on identifying and meeting the ongoing recovery needs. This group works alongside government agencies in a collaborative way to bring about the best long-term solutions for the county and region.

    For Spiritual and Emotional Wellness Resources, navigate to the resources page. Resources are updated each Friday.

    Trauma Guides

    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:

    Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Traumatic Event
    Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Events

    Tips for Health Care Practitioners and Responders   




 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
11:30am 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.