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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.

Our Locations

310 North 10th Street
Bismarck ND 58501

Call for an appointment: (701) 530-5550

Call toll free for an appointment: (877) 530-5550

Direct phone: (701) 530-7300

Direct toll free: (800) 732-9980

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mental Health Evaluations And Treatments

Archway Mental Health Services at CHI St. Alexius Health provides outpatient behavioral health services in a comfortable clinic setting.

Our staff welcome and treat children, adolescents, adults and geriatric clients. All patients are treated with respect, and a patient’s privacy is protected at all times.

Behavioral health concerns treated at Archway Mental Health Services include:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Medication Consultation
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Mood swings
  • Obsession/Compulsions
  • Psychosis
  • Relationships
  • School Problems
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • 24-hour emergency psychiatric consultation provided through the Emergency & Trauma Center at CHI St. Alexius Health
  • Consultation services are available regionally, including nursing homes, state agencies and other medical clinics and hospitals
  • Community education programs are provided throughout the year on mental health topics pertaining to all age groups, from children through adults

Services by Age Group

Child and Adolescent Services
  • Dedicated inpatient program
  • Individual counseling
  • School liaison
  • Behavioral problems
  • Self-injury treatment
  • Crisis intervention and prevention
Adult Services
  • Adult inpatient program
  • Self-injury treatment services
  • Individual counseling
  • Support groups
  • Crisis intervention and prevention
Geriatric Adult Services
  • Separate inpatient unit with services for cognitively-impaired and cognitively-intact patients
  • Multidisciplinary treatment team consisting of psychiatry, neurology, occupational therapy and pain management professionals
Special Services
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-injury
  • Clinical research trials
  • Postpartum depression
  • Support groups
  • Community education
  • Outpatient psychiatric and psychotherapy services
  • Telemedicine consult services
  • Regional satellite services
  • Medication consultations

315 North 11th Street
Bismarck, ND 58501

Phone: (701) 530-7255

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Outpatient Treatment

CHI St. Alexius Health currently has the ONLY Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) in the region. The Partial Hospitalization Program is an intensive outpatient treatment program designed for individuals who are experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse challenges.

From depression and anxiety, to personality disorders, substance abuse and other types of addictions, the Partial Hospitalization Program helps individuals manage their personal struggles, without the need for inpatient hospitalization.

A Team Approach

The individuals participating in the program learn coping skills through group-based therapies so they can function more effectively in their daily lives.

PHP offers intensive group-based treatment for adults age 18 and over, during day time hours.

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.

The program is located in a home-like setting, apart from the medical center, but still on its campus. Program hours run from 8 am until 2 pm Monday through Friday, typically lasting four to six weeks.

The Program includes:

  • Group therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Education
  • Nursing services
  • Medication monitoring
  • Weekly meetings with a psychiatrist
  • Family interventions
  • Aftercare

Dual Diagnosis Program:

The dual diagnosis program is designed to treat individuals who have a chemical dependency along with mental health issues such as depression or anxiety. The program offers tools to assist with mental and emotional stabilization, healthy life balance, and a clean and sober lifestyle. Family programming is incorporated into each patients treatment plan. Intensive outpatient and aftercare programming are also available.

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

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


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