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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."

Mental Health Services for Youth

General mental health services are listed below. Contact information for services is available by location:

Chico Services
Gridley Services
Oroville Services
Paradise Services

The AB1299 point of contact for Butte County is AB1299@buttecounty.net or 530.879.3367

Outpatient Centers

Age Range: 0 to 24

Youth Outpatient Centers provide assessment and treatment for behavioral and emotional needs of children and families. These services include mental health assessment, individual, group and family therapy, case management, and skill building. For our more intensive clients we offer Full Services Partnership (FSP) services. This could include a team approach to include in-home, school based, community and family supportive services.

Foster Care Support

The foster care team provides screening, assessment and treatment to all youth involved with the child welfare system. Clients received individualized based on their needs informed by the assessment and the Child Family Team (CFT.)

Foster Youth Continuum of Care: Behavioral Health has a close partnership with Department of Employment and Social Services (DESS) to ensure that all foster youth are provided specialty mental health services (SMHS) as mandated by the Continuum of Care Reform (CCR). The most vital function of this partnership is the sharing of information regarding foster youth who need to be referred for SMHS as well as foster youth who are currently enrolled in services. Behavioral Health’s commitment to serving all foster youth residing in Butte County is evidenced by the creation of a position dedicated to the oversight of compliance to the CCR guidelines. This oversight includes close tracking of referrals, timeliness to services, child and family team meeting attendance, and progress report completion as defined within the Pathways to Mental Health Services Core Practice Model.

For further information on the core practice model and medi-cal manual click here.

Transition Age Youth

Age Range: 16 to 24

The Transition Age Youth Team (TAY) assesses and develops an individualized based treatment plan. The focus it to transition into adulthood and become self-sufficient. Services provided address 4 key areas based on the treatment plan:

  • Clinical services for mental health improvement and stabilization
  • Independent living skills including fiscal management, housing acquisition and maintenance, budgeting and health-related supports and services
  • Education and vocational training services including subject/career exploration, campus visits, training program identification, linking training to jobs
  • Employment services including career and job interest and skills assessment; employment readiness; job availability, resume building, acquisition, and retention
  • Socialization opportunities including peer group assessment, identification of fun and healthy activities, and development of social supports and friends

School Based Counseling

Age Range: 5 to 21 (K-12th Grade)

Northern Valley Catholic Social Services, Victor Community Support Services, Youth for Change, and Counseling Solutions provide mental health services in school settings throughout Butte County at over 60 campuses, covering most school districts. Clinicians provide a variety of counseling models and techniques to eligible students and their families. Medication services are available as indicated.

Community Providers

Other behavioral health services are available upon referral to our partners.



 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.