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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."

Administrative Office

Ensures the mission statement is fulfilled by providing support and direction; development and implementation of programs; administers patient’s rights, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), cultural competency; and guarantees adherence of compliance standards.

  Scott Kennelly



   Medical Director

  Ana Vicuna

   Assistant Director, Clinical Services

  Jennifer Stofa

   Assistant Director, Clinical Services

  Essence Davis

   Assistant Director, Administration

  Holli Drobny

   Mental Health Services Act Coordinator
   Public Information Officer

  Kristy Hanson

   Executive Analyst

  Mart Brown

   Compliance Officer

  Suzanne Bullock          

   Human Resources Manager

Administrative Support Division (ASD)

Provides the logistics and support for the Butte County Department of Behavioral Health’s (BCDBH) numerous programs and offices. The ASD handles our budgets, finances, human resources, systems performance and evaluation, information technology, billing, fiscal reporting and analysis, and contracts.

Behavioral Health Advisory Board

Oversees and monitors BCDBH, advocates for persons with behavioral health issues, and provides advice to the Butte County Board of Supervisors and BCDBH Director. The Board meetings are open to the public and meetings take place the third Wednesday of each month. Learn more about the Behavioral Health Advisory Board. 

Quality Improvement and Quality Management Division

Provides training, education, and guidance to clinical staff within BCDBH, and all contract providers. Responsibilities include: initiation and ongoing review of activities and projects; documentation training; utilization review of outpatient and inpatient services, and; authorizations, oversight, coordination, and referral for services between BCDBH and its contract providers. Learn more about the Quality Management Division.

Behavioral Health Compliance Office

The mission of the Compliance office is to provide assistance, support, and oversight to the Department of Behavioral Health as it seeks to deliver services using sound ethical business practices in compliance with all relevant State and Federal regulations. Learn more about the Compliance Office.

Administrative Documents and Reports

F134 Managed Care File Resources
A Complex Case: Public Mental Health Delivery and Financing in California
Department of Behavioral Health Strategic Plan 2012-2015
Strategic Plan Chart
Contractor Cost Report Information
Evaluations, Outcomes and Survey Data


3217 Cohasset Rd.
Chico, CA 95973

8:00am to 12:00pm
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Administration Support Division
3217 Cohasset Rd.
Chico, CA 95973

8:00am to 12:00pm
1:00pm to 5:00pm



 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.