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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."

Community Input

Pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC) Section 5848(a), the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) requires an inclusive and on-going Community Input Process. Counties shall demonstrate a partnership with constituents and stakeholders throughout the process that includes meaningful stakeholder involvement on mental health policy, program planning, and implementation, monitoring, quality improvement, evaluation, and budget allocations.

This important process is accomplished in multiple ways:

  • Annual Community Input Meetings (see flyer below)
    • If you have attended a recent meeting, please take MHSA Annual Community Input Survey:
  • Annual Focus Groups with consumers of MHSA programs
    • Currently being scheduled for February.
  • Behavioral Health Advisory Board
  • Cultural Competency Committee
  • Quality Improvement Committee
  • Steering Committee
    • We are currently seeking stakeholders, consumers and their family members, and community members to provide input on the structure of the MHSA Steering Committee.
  • 30-Day Public Comment Period

You are invited to participate in the Annual Community Input Process!

Community collaboration is defined in the MHSA legislation as a process by which clients and/or families receiving services, other community members, agencies, organizations, and businesses work together to share information and resources in order to fulfill a shared vision and goals.

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    Annual Update Presentation

    If you are unable to attend a Community Meeting, you have the option to view the PDF version of the Annual Update presentation or you can watch the presentation by clicking the video below. Please note that there is no audio in this video.


    To submit feedback

    If you would like to provide feedback on MHSA initiatives in Butte County, you can:

    If you would like to provide feedback specifically on the Innovation Project, The Center, you can take the following survey:

    Thank you for your valuable feedback and participation in the Annual Community Input Process.

    Program and Expenditure Plan: Annual Update 2018-2019

    This plan was developed in collaboration with consumers, community members, local stakeholders. The Community Input Process involved presentations in community settings, committees and focus groups conducted throughout the county. There was a 30-day public review and comment period conducted from May 18th to June 17th, 2018. Please see links below for the finalized plan:

    2018-2019 Butte County MHSA Annual Update

    2018-2019 Butte County MHSA Annual Update Appendix

    Three Year Program and Expenditure Plan 2017-2020

    Butte County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) 2017-2020 Program and Expenditure Plan

    Butte County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) 2017-2020 Program and Expenditure Plan Appendix

    Reversion Plan

    Per AB114, every county must develop a plan to spend its reallocated funds and post it to the county’s website. The county must submit a link to the plan to DHCS (Department of Health Care Services) by July 1, 2018. Each county’s Board of Supervisors (BOS) must adopt a final plan within 90 days of the county posting the plan to the county’s website. Each county must submit its final plan to DHCS and the MHSOAC (Mental health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission) within 30 days of adoption by the county’s BOS. A county may not spend funds that are deemed reverted and reallocated to the county until the county’s BOS has adopted a plan to spend those funds.

    Butte County MHSA Reversion Plan

    This plan was available for 30-day public review and comment from May 15th, 2018 to June 14th, 2018.

    About MHSA

    In November of 2004, California voters passed Proposition 63 creating the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). The Act created an additional one percent tax on any California resident making more than $1 million dollars. The revenue is distributed to counties in order to accomplish an enhanced system of care for mental health services.

    The passing of Proposition 63 provided the first opportunity in many years to expand county mental health programs for all populations: children, transition-age youth, adults, older adults, families, and especially, the un-served and under-served. It was also designed to provide a wide range of prevention, early intervention, and treatment services, including the necessary infrastructure, technology, and enhancement of the mental health workforce to effectively support the system. There are five fundamental guiding principles outlined in the MHSA regulations:

    1. Community Collaboration
    2. Cultural Competency
    3. Individual/Family-Driven, Wellness/Recovery/Resiliency-Focused Services
    4. Access to Underserved Communities
    5. Creating an Integrated Service Array

    The MHSA requires that each county mental health program shall prepare and submit a three-year plan which shall be updated at least annually and adopted by the county Board of Supervisors. The MHSA Three Year Program and Expenditure Plan is a comprehensive document that summarizes the Community Planning Process, communicates recommendations that will be inclusive of new program requests, deletion of programs, consolidation and/or enhancements of programs, and fiscal changes.

    The intent of the MHSA Three Year Plan and Annual Updates is to provide a public plan of action on the following MHSA funding components:

    1. Community Services and Supports
    2. Prevention and Early Intervention
    3. Innovation
    4. Capital Facilities/Technological Needs
    5. Workforce and Education Training

    In accordance with MHSA regulations, County Behavioral Health Departments are required to submit a program and expenditure plan (program description and budget) and update it on an annual basis, based on the estimates provided by the State and in accordance with established stakeholder engagement and planning requirements.

    If you would like to provide additional comments or have any questions, please contact:

    Holli Drobny
    Mental Health Services Act Coordinator
    3217 Cohasset Rd.
    Chico, CA 95973
    Phone 530.891.2850
    Fax 530.895.6549
    Email MHSA@buttecounty.net 



 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.