Behavioral Health

We are here to help. 

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."

Get Started

Behavioral Health Crisis Situation?

» Call 800.334.6622 or 530.891.2810

If you are in a life-threatening emergency situation, dial 9-1-1.

Butte County AB1299 Contact 

Please email or call 530.879.3367 to reach Behavioral Health's AB1299 contact. 


Share your VOICE, shape your Community - LGBTQ+Health Survey

Butte County's Department of Public Health and Department of Behavioral Health are seeking feedback via the LGBTQ+ Health Needs and Assessment Survey. The survey, which is the first of its kind in Northern California, invites anyone that is 16+ years old and identifies in the LGBTQ+ community to share their voice.  This survey is 100 percent anonymous will be used to help shape and improve services in Butte County for all LGBTQ+ individuals. 

Get Started with non-crisis services for you and your family.

Step 1

Call our office at 530.891.2810. During the phone conversation, we will ask you whether your needs are urgent and what type of help you are looking for. We will also ask you if you have Medi-Cal or some other type of insurance coverage. We will help you find the services you need in our community or refer you for a screening appointment closest to where you live. If you come in for an appointment, please bring your Medi-Cal card and other insurance information. A counselor will meet with you and together we will determine the best way to serve you.

Step 2

Once we have determined how we can best serve you, we will schedule a follow-up appointment to better understand your specific needs.

Step 3

At your follow-up appointment, we will connect you or your family member to the types of services that you and your counselor agree will help most. A wide range of services is available, from short-term to intensive, based on your needs. These time-limited services are designed to foster resiliency in youth and families and to promote wellness.


 Contact BHD

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.