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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."

Services Available to the Public

Outpatient Centers

Age Range: Ages 0 to 17 and ages 16 to 25

Youth Outpatient Centers provide treatment and care for behavioral and emotional needs of children, transition age youth (TAY), and families. The services include mental health assessment, group and individual therapy, family therapy, case management, and skill building. If indicated, psychiatric evaluation and medication management is available. We also provide referrals to community support providers.

Gridley Family Services
995 Spruce Street
Gridley, CA 95948
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Live Spot

Age Range: Ages 0 to 17 and ages 16 to 25

The Live Spot provides academic support, life skill and leadership development, vocational support, relationship building, connection to the community, and supportive services to high school age youth during after school hours. Programs that complement the Live Spot include Friday Night Live, Club Live, and Friday Night Live Impact Mentoring.

300 E Spruce Street
Gridley, CA 95948

530. 846. 7309
Monday to Friday
After school, or
12:00pm to 5:00pm during Summer
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Transition Age Youth (TAY) Team

Age Range: Ages 16 to 24

The Transition Age Youth Team (TAY) provides services to young adults ages 16-24. The team works with young adults to provide the support and to teach the skills necessary for TAYs to transition into adulthood and to meet goals around self sufficiency. Services provided address 5 key areas:

  • Clinical services for mental health improvement and stabilization. · Independent living skills including legal emancipation, fiscal management, housing acquisition and maintenance, 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; academic supports, employment readiness; job availability, acquisition, and retention.
  • Socialization opportunities including peer group assessment, identification of fun and healthy activities, and development of social supports and friends.

The team recognizes the needs to make services available where youth are located, the program focuses on delivering rapid response and help directly to the individual at: school, home, Juvenile Hall, hospitals, job sites and/or on the street. Collaboration with the schools and other groups facilitate the ability to provide response in these locations.

Gridley Family Services
995 Spruce Street
Gridley, CA 95948

Services Available by Referral

Educationally Related Mental Health Services

Age Range: Ages 0 to 22

These services, in partnership with Butte County Office of Education (BCOE), provide treatment for students with significant mood/behavioral problems impacting their educational experience. The partnership works to provide clinical services and assist students to become successful at school.

Gridley Family Services
995 Spruce Street
Gridley, CA 95948



 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.