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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."

Substance Use Disorder Services in Chico​

Outpatient Centers

Age Range: 12-17

Providing assessment, diagnosis, treatment and recovery services for youth who are concerned about their use of alcohol, marijuana, prescription narcotic or other substance. Treatment includes individual counseling, group counseling, case management support, and relapse prevention planning. Referrals to community resources are also provided.

Age Range: Ages 18 and over

Outpatient Centers provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment and recovery services to individuals facing substance use challenges, substance use challenges related to alcohol use, narcotic or prescription use, marijuana, and/or stimulant use. Referral to community resources are also provided. 

560 Cohasset Rd., Suite 165
Chico, CA 95926

530.879.3950
Fax: 530.879.3949 

Treatment Court Program

Age Range: Ages 18 and over

Adult Drug Court, in collaboration with the law enforcement and the court, provides access and treatment to felony offenders who have substance disorders. This is a voluntary program providing structure by linking supports and treatment with ongoing judicial oversight, probation supervision, and team management. BCDBH provides assessments, group and individual treatment, and referrals to residential treatment as indicated.

560 Cohasset Rd., Suite 165
Chico, CA 95926
530.879.3950
Fax: 530.879.3949 

Medication Assisted Treatment

Age Range: Ages 18 and over

Using medication (Suboxone, Vivitrol) coupled with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a whole person approach to the treatment of substance use disorders related to central nervous system depressants (opioids, alcohol). Medication Assisted Treatment includes assessment, individual and group counseling, physician review and monitoring, and case management.

Stepping Stones

Age Range: All

Stepping Stones (Perinatal Program) in collaboration with Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services (DESS), is an outpatient program that provides substance use treatment to women who are pregnant or parenting children. 

The program provides comprehensive, strength-based, family centered treatment for mothers seeking recovery from addiction. Stepping Stones is guided by a philosophy that embraces hope, respect and support; empowering women to transform their lives and become healthy role-models for their families and their community. Through partnerships with other agencies, our program offers group and individual counseling and education about a variety of health-related topics. Mothers are taught life skills and work through family and home issues in a supportive group setting. Participants take an active role in the treatment process and learn effective parenting without the dependence of alcohol or drugs.

Treatment Admission

Due to the unique risks associated with pregnant IV users, Stepping Stones gives treatment priority to these individuals. The Stepping Stones Perinatal Program gives preference to treatment as follows:

    • Pregnant injecting drug users;
    • Pregnant substance abusers;
    • Injecting drug users; and
    • All others.

Interim Services

These interim services are available to priority population until the individual is admitted to treatment, including counseling and education about:

    • HIV,
    • TB,
    • Risks of needle-sharing,
    • Risks of STD transmission to partners and infants and steps to prevent transmission.

For pregnant women, interim services also include counseling on the effects of alcohol and drug use on the fetus and referral to prenatal care.

     

   

 Support Lines

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

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800.273.TALK (8255)
Chat online at
suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Crisis Text Line
Text LISTEN to ‘741741’

Veterans Crisis Line
800.273.8255 (press 1)  

Friendship Line (older adults)
800.971.0016

Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ+)
866.488.7386

North Valley Talk Line
11:30am to 9:30pm / 7 days a week
855.582.5554

 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.