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.

Youth Services in Chico

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.

Chico Community Counseling Center
109 Parmac Rd., Suite 1, Chico, CA 95926
530.891.2945

School Based Counseling

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

Northern Valley Catholic Social Services (NVCSS), Victor Community Support Services (VCSS), 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.

Northern Valley Catholic Social Services
10 Independence Circle
Chico, CA 95973
530.345-.600

Victor Community Support Services
7 Governors Lane
Chico, CA 95926
530.267.1700

Counseling Solutions
130 Yellowstone Drive Suite 110
Chico, CA 95973
530.879.5991

Mobile Foster Care Team

The Mobile Foster Care Team provides screening and assessment for youth detained and placed out of home by the Butte County DESS. Youth who are screened will be provided with age appropriate information about trauma and coping skills. Individuals who have underlying behavioral health issues will receive appropriate treatment services.

Chico Community Counseling Center
109 Parmac Rd., Suite 1
Chico, CA 95926

Mobile Transition Age Youth (Mobile TAY) Team

Age Range: Ages 16 to 24

The Mobile Transition Age Youth Team (Mobile 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 need 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.

Chico Community Counseling Center
109 Parmac Rd., Suite 1
Chico, CA 95926
530.891.2945

6th Street Center

Age Range: Ages 14 to 24

The 6th Street Center, a program of Youth for Change, is open to youth ages 14-24 that are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Services include basic needs (laundry facilities, showers, and afternoon meals), education support, employment development, and family reunification assistance, and referral to community services.

130 W 6th Street
Chico, CA 95928
530.894.8008

Homeless Emergency Action Response Team (HEART) 

The Homeless Emergency Action Response Team (HEART) program provides street outreach services, a 24/7 crisis hotline and mobile response, emergency shelter, assessment, case management, and brief individual and family counseling to stabilize living situations and strengthen families.

1.877.478.6292 or 1.877.4.RunAWAY

Services Available by Referral

Connecting Circles of Care (CCOC)

Age Range: All

Connecting Circles of Care, in partnership with Northern Valley Catholic Social Services (NVCSS), and Feather River Tribal Health (FRTH), provides culturally specific supportive services and wraparound care to youth and families experiencing severe emotional and behavioral problems who are at risk of out of home placement. Services are welcoming to all cultures, family-driven, youth guided, and individualized.

Individual and family therapy, case management, psychiatric services, and psychological testing if indicated. Collaborative efforts connect youth to community resources and/or ability to receive services at schools, community and homes.  Parent Partners provide parenting education and support.

Chico Community Counseling Center
109 Parmac Rd., Suite 1
Chico, CA 95926
530.891.2945

FOCUS Wraparound Program

Age Range: Ages 0 to 18

FOCUS Wraparound Program, in partnership with Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services (DESS) and a community provider, is a youth and family-centered, strengths-based, needs-driven planning process for creating individualized services and support for youth at risk of out of home placement or stepping down from group home placements.

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.

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Age Range: Ages 0 to 5

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), provided by Youth for Change, is for children with behavior problems, placing emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing parent-child interaction. In PCIT, parents are taught specific skills to establish a nurturing and secure relationship with their child while increasing their child’s pro-social behavior and decreasing negative behavior.

Flume Street Counseling Center
647 Flume Street
Chico, CA 95928

Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS)

Age Range: Ages 0 to 21

Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS), provided by Victor Community Support Services and Youth for Change, is a one-on-one behavioral health service available to youth under age 21 and who’s behaviors are possibly placing them at significant risk of an out of home placement. Therapeutic Behavioral Services are always used in conjunction with another mental health service.

Victor Community Support Services
7 Governors Lane
Chico, CA 95926
530.267.1700


 Contact BHD

Behavioral Health Crisis Lines
24 hours a day / 7 days a week
800.334.6622, or
530.891.2810

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1.800.273.TALK (8255)

Veterans Crisis Line
1.800.273.8255 (press 1)  

Friendship Line (older adults)
800.971.0016

Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ+)
866.488.7386

North Valley Talk Line

4:30pm to 9:30pm / 7 days a week
855.582.5554

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 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 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.