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 Leadership Team





Title  Phone
 Dorian Kittrell

Director  530.891.2850
 Joel Chain

Assistant Director, Administration  530.891.2850

 Scott Kennelly Assistant Director, Clinical             530.891.2850

 Donnell Taylor Assistant Director, Clinical             530.891.2850

 Recruitment Underway   Medical Director   

 Kristy Hanson Executive Administrative Analyst  530.891.2850

 Holli Drobny Mental Health Services Act Coordinator, Cultural Competency Coordinator, Public Information Officer             530.879.3971

 Dr. Sésha Zinn

Systems Performance, Research & Evaluations Manager, Quality Management Division Manager, Compliance Officer  530.879.3805




 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.