CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck, ND

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(4.3 of 5)
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900 East Broadway
Bismarck ND 58501

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CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck is a religion-affiliated rehab center in Bismarck, N.D., providing residential and outpatient treatment options. The facility offers a partial hospitalization program (PHP) for adults, seniors, and adolescents ages 12 to 18 struggling with mental health and chemical dependency difficulties, as well a residential treatment program and on-site detoxification services. The facility is one of North Dakota’s eight treatment facilities that offer detox services. Aftercare services are also available.


CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck uses evidence-based treatment options aimed at helping clients learn new healthy coping skills to gain lasting sobriety. These modalities include neuropsychology, psychotherapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and more.

There are separate PHP programs for adults and adolescents, both of which are held five days per week. Only 33.3% of facilities in North Dakota offer programs for adolescents]. The programs feature individual and group therapy, occupational therapy, education, and nursing services. Just under 39% of facilities across the country offer job training programs.

The goal is to help clients achieve mental and emotional stabilization and learn the skills necessary for a sober life. There is also an intensive outpatient program (IOP) that adds a weekly family program to educate and support loved ones.

Aftercare services are also available. The facility works with clients to plan aftercare services that help clients transition back into the community. In addition, the psychiatry center offers residential programs for adults who require a more intensive level of care. Chemical dependency programs for senior adults are also available.


The treatment team includes numerous medical doctors, a family nurse practitioner, a doctor of nursing practice, licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatric nurses, and nurse practitioners.


CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck has 306 beds, placing it in the top 2.7% of facilities in the U.S. based on its size. The residential psychiatry center has a recreation room, exercise equipment, a ping-pong table, a pool table, and a piano. The one individual surveyed by at the time of this writing gave the facility a perfect five-star rating for the facility's cleanliness and upkeep.


C.H., the one alum surveyed by at the time of this writing, gave St. Alexius a mostly positive review, awarding it a four-star rating for its family participation, as well as five-star ratings for the staff’s level of training and experience and its co-occurring treatment. The alum gave only three out of five stars for its available counseling options and affordability. The former client’s one critique was the high staff-to-client ratio.

On Google, CHI St. Alexius Health earned 3.1 out of five stars from 19 reviews.[1] None of the reviews were specifically about the behavioral health programs. However, some of the reviewers appreciated the staff.


On third-party sites to date, 42 current and former employees on Indeed rated St. Alexius, as a whole, with an average rating of 3.8 out of five stars, while 42 employees on Glassdoor rated the facility an average 3.8 out of five stars.[2][3] In general, employees felt St. Alexius provided a positive atmosphere to conduct healthcare, but held mixed responses about upper management.


CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck accepts some private insurance, is part of the 33.3% of North Dakota facilities that accept Medicare, and the 38.3% of facilities that accept Medicaid. Financial assistance is available for uninsured and underinsured clients.


CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck is currently working through staffing and management concerns. The facility’s doctor staff leveled complaints against the facility’s management team. In recent months, the leadership team underwent several major personnel changes, and a committee to represent the doctor staff was reestablished after dissolving last year.

[1] GoogleReviews

Published on July 2018

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Knowledge and caring staff. However, too many patients and not enough staff. Needs more staff depending on amount of patients.

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