Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health at CHI St. Alexius Health focuses on healing the whole person – body, mind and spirit. Your emotional and mental health is just as important as your physical health. We offer different levels of care for every patient’s needs because we understand the delicate issues involved with mental and behavioral health.

Our comprehensive team of licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, clinical social workers, counselors, psychiatric nurses and nurse practitioners are here to help you deal with stress, addiction, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and other issues with compassionate care.

CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck has an adult and adolescent in-patient unit. We provide psychiatric care for children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing psychiatric, behavioral or social problems.

We provide the following services:

  • Mental health services
  • Alcohol and drug evaluation
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Marital or family therapy

Assessment and therapy provided:

  • Interpersonal problems
  • Thought disorders
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Anxiety
  • Severe mood swings
  • Grief issues
  • Chemical dependency detoxification

All patients requesting behavioral and emotional issues  at CHI St. Alexius Health are directed to the intake coordinator at 701.530.7300. Admission to the unit must be made by physicians on staff at CHI St. Alexius Health.

CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck’s Psychiatry Center features:

  • Classroom/Consultation Rooms
  • Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Lounge
  • Laundry Room
  • Recreation Room
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Ping-Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Piano

Contact Us

Phone: 701.530.7300 or 800.732.9980 (for information or appointments)


The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) in Bismarck is for patients who need intensive treatment for their emotional or behavioral problems but do not require hospitalization. Patients in this program learn coping skills so they can still live at home, work and be an active member of society. The PHP helps patients treat and manage their personal struggles through individual and group therapy.

We offer intensive group-based treatment for adolescents (ages 12-18) and adults with serious emotional symptoms and/or negative behaviors. The program offers a multi-disciplinary team approach that consists of a psychiatrist, licensed addiction counselor, licensed social worker, professional counselor, occupational therapist and psychiatric nurse.

From depression and anxiety to addictions, the Partial Hospitalization Program helps patients treat and manage their personal struggles, without the need for full hospitalization. This is important because it allows the patient to receive treatment and learn coping skills and still live at home, work and be an active member of society.

The facility is a home-like building, separated from CHI St. Alexius Health but still on its campus.

Program includes:

  • Group therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Education and training
  • School (for children and adolescents)
  • Nursing services
  • Family interventions

Chemical Dependency Program
The chemical dependency program is designed to treat individuals with chemical dependency and emotional issues. The program offers tools to assist with mental and emotional stabilization, balance and a clean and sober lifestyle. The program includes a family program once a week to offer education and support to our patient's family members. Intensive outpatient and aftercare programming are available.

PHP Hours/Contact

  • Children and Adolescents - Monday through Friday - 8:00 am to 2:30 pm
  • Adults - Monday through Friday - 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

To inquire about admission to CHI St. Alexius Health Partial Hospitalization Program, please call 701.530.7255 or download the brochure.

To learn more about Behavioral Health Services at a given location, see participating locations listed in the Facilities tab (below) and call for more information.