Behavioral Health

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 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. We are here to Help.

Substance Use Services

Outpatient Centers

Age Range: Ages 18 and over

Outpatient Centers provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to individuals facing substance abuse challenges. Treatment includes individual and group counseling. Referral to community resources and self-help groups are also provided. Find an Outpatient Center near you.

Mothers and/or Pregnant Women Program

Stepping Stones (Perinatal Program) In collaboration with Butte County Department of Employment andSocial Services (DESS), is an outpatient program that provides substance abuse treatment to women who are pregnant or parenting children. Learn more about Stepping Stones.

Treatment Court Programs

Age Range: Ages 18 and over

Drug Court

Adult Drug Court, in collaboration with the law enforcement and the court, provides access and treatment to felony offenders who have substance disorders. This is a voluntary program providing structure by linking supports and treatment with ongoing judicial oversight, probation supervision, and team management. BCDBH provides assessments, group and individual treatment, and referrals to residential treatment as indicated.

Family Treatment Court

Family Treatment Court incorporates substance abuse treatment services with the court system through a collaboration between the Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services (DESS), BCDBH, and Butte County Juvenile Court. The primary program goal is reunification of children and parents by providing treatment and support. BCDBH contributes by providing mental health and substance abuse counseling and education to parents.

Offender Treatment Program (OTP)

Individuals qualifying under the Substance Abuse Crime Prevention Act (SACPA), through the court, are referred to the Offender Treatment Program (OTP) for assessment and treatment of substance abuse disorders. Individuals are referred to residential treatment as indicated.

Find a Treatment Court Program near you.

Crisis Line

 Contact BHD

Behavioral Health

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

Friendship Line (older adults)

Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ)

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

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 Locations & Hours

Main Location
Chico, CA

Main Location
Oroville, CA

Excludes Holidays
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 News & Updates

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 Get Started

Call Behavioral Health 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.