Behavioral Health

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.
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 Act

Program and Expenditure Plan: Annual Update 2018-2019

2018-2019 Butte County MHSA Annual Update DRAFT

2018-2019 Butte County MHSA Annual Update 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 is available for 30-day public review and comment from May 15th, 2018 to June 14th, 2018. If you would like to submit feedback on this plan, please contact:

Holli Drobny
Mental Health Services Act Coordinator
3217 Cohasset Rd.
Chico, CA 95973
Phone 530.891.2850
Fax 530.895.6549

Three Year Program and Expenditure Plan 2017-2020

There was a 30-day public review and comment period conducted from April 10th, 2017 to May 10th, 2017. The Butte County Behavioral Health Board and Butte County Board of Supervisors approved the plan on May 24th, 2017 and June 27th, 2017 respectively. Please see link(s) below for the finalized plan:

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


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 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 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

 Contact BHD

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

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1.800.273.TALK (8255)

Veterans Crisis Line
1.800.273.8255 (press 1)  

Friendship Line (older adults)

Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ+)

North Valley Talk Line

4:30pm to 9:30pm / 7 days a week