We are here to help

Our mission is to partner with people to encourage and facilitate 

wellness, recovery, and hope.


Continuum of Care

Behavioral Health has a close partnership with Department of Employment and Social Services (DESS) to ensure that all foster youth are provided specialty mental health services (SMHS) as mandated by the Continuum of Care Reform (CCR). The most vital function of this partnership is the sharing of information regarding foster youth who need to be referred for SMHS as well as foster youth who are currently enrolled in services at DBH. Behavioral Health’s commitment to serving all foster youth residing in Butte County is evidenced by the creation of a position dedicated to the oversight of compliance to the CCR guidelines. This oversight includes close tracking of referrals, timeliness to services, child and family team meeting attendance, and progress report completion as defined within the Pathways to Mental Health Services Core Practice Model. Lastly, DBH is redrafting internal CCR Policy to ensure it aligns with the requirements within the newly-updated Medi-Cal Manual and to keep clinicians, contractor providers and DESS social workers apprised of regulation changes.

California Department of Health Care Services Katie A Implementation

California Department of Social Services Katie A Information

Youth Patients' Rights Flyer

Katie A. Settlement (English)

Katie A. Settlement (Spanish)

Car Safety Law (English)

Car Safety Law (Spanish)

Booster Seat Law (English)

Booster Seat Law (Spanish)



Support Lines

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

National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline - Dial 988

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
4:30 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.