West Central Human Service Center in Bismarck, ND

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1237 W. Divide Ave., Suite 5
Bismarck ND 58501

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Serving a ten-county area surrounding Bismarck, N.D., West Central Human Service Center (WCHSC) is one of eight regional human service centers within the North Dakota Department of Human Services. The center treats children, adolescents, adults, and families with mental health and substance abuse issues across both residential and outpatient settings.

Medical detoxification services are also available here.


For those faced with mental health issues, WCHSC provides individual, group, and family therapy on an acute outpatient basis. Domestic violence and sexual abuse treatment programming, when necessary, are also available.

WCHSC's substance abuse treatment begins with an evaluation, to properly place prospective clients into the appropriate program. The facility offers care coordination and case aide, a social detoxification program, primary treatment services, residential services, medical detoxification and medically supervised inpatient treatment, medication and medical monitoring, as well as relapse prevention and aftercare services.

Primary treatment services are available on two different levels: low intensity outpatient and day treatment. The low intensity outpatient track consists of two sessions per week for up to 16 weeks, whereas day treatment ranges from five to eight hours per day, four to five days per week, and typically lasts between three and five weeks. Both programs include individual, group and family counseling. Additionally, WCHSC provides educational sessions and acupuncture treatment.


WCHSC’s treatment team includes professionals trained in the following specialties: psychiatry, psychology, addiction counseling, social work, counseling, case management, nursing, and vocational rehabilitation. Some of these services may be provided through contracts.


The facility's website states that its residential services provide “supportive living arrangement or ongoing therapeutic environment for clients who are currently enrolled in outpatient treatment or require some structured support to maintain sobriety.” These options may include residential group care, semi-independent living arrangements, and crisis residential services.


The pair of alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date gave WCHSC perfect ratings for treatment effectiveness and accommodations. After attending IOP treatment, an anonymous alum told Rehabs.com that the facility had "amazing counselors" who were "good people.” S.L., the other alum, succinctly told of their "excellent counselor.”


Per its website, WCHSC offers sliding scale fees based on income and household size and notes that “no one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay.” Insurance is accepted and there is no charge for vocational rehabilitation or developmental disability case management services.

Updated November 2016

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Amazing counselors, good people. I went to I.o.p. Monday and Wednesday evenings. Was not in inpatient.

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Excellent counselor.

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