ABOUT PRAIRIE ST. JOHN’S
Located in Fargo, ND, Prairie St. John’s is one of the 2 (2.8 percent) of North Dakota treatment facilities to offer inpatient care. The center also offers outpatient care to children and adults who are struggling with substance abuse and mental health disorders. It is also one of the 28 (39.4 percent) of North Dakota treatment centers that provides care to individual with co-occurring disorders.
Residential, outpatient, and partial hospitalization treatment options are all available. According to the facility’s website, most residents hail from Fargo and Moorhead, MN, however it also serves clients from throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, and other states. Medically monitored detox is available on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to Prairie St. John's website, clients undergo an assessment upon admission to determine the most appropriate level of care.Treatment is based on the disease model of addiction.
Residential clients attend regular 12-Step Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings, and participate in group and individual therapy. Programming also includes development of key recovery skills such as emotional functioning, family dynamics, personal responsibility, work/school reintegration, and relapse prevention. The average stay in the residential program is around 12 to 13 days.
The partial hospitalization program (PHP) runs Monday through Friday during daytime hours and offers the same intensive treatment as the residential program, without requiring an overnight stay. There’s also an intensive outpatient program (IOP) that meets for three hours in the evenings four days per week, as well as a less intensive outpatient option that meets once or twice per week for ongoing care and maintenance.
The treatment team includes board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrists, master’s level therapists, registered and licensed nurses, occupational and recreational therapists, licensed addiction counselors, and behavioral health technicians.
The treatment center is one of the 7 (9.9 percent) of North Dakota treatment facilities that is accredited by The Joint Commission.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The facility has 110 beds. Otherwise, there is currently limited information on Prairie St. John’s website regarding its living arrangements and related offerings.
The 17 people polled by Rehabs.com to date gave an average ratings for accommodations and amenities.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The 16 alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date gave mixed feedback. The five alumni who were polled on whether they would recommend treatment at St. John’s gave mixed responses.
Would Recommend: 4/5 stars
Holistic Offerings: 2.2/5 stars
Counseling Options: 2.4/5 stars
All former clients who were pleased with their stay described compassionate and dedicated staff." Local, caring, dedicated staff. Good curriculum/program. Overworked staff, too few doctors, small space. Recommended," one alum wrote.
The negative reviews made note of these same issues, and also called out a facility in need of renovations, as well as a lack of holistic activities. “Too big a operation, not enough staff to take care of everyone's needs,” an alum wrote.
To date, the three people to leave Google Reviews all gave one out of five stars and negative commentary. "No! Just no! That sums it up," Jordan wrote on Google representatively. 
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The four loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing also gave mixed feedback.
The most positive review of the four awarded the facility four and five stars in most categories. “They were able to diagnosis my son almost immediately,” the reviewer wrote. “They work great with the kids and make them feel at ease in a tough situation. However, there was not enough time dedicated to school work.”
A more critical reviewer praised the staff, but noted the facility was expensive.
Would Recommend: 3.5/5
While there is currently no information provided on the facility's website regarding its costs, Prairie St. John’s is an approved provider for most major insurances. In addition, Prairie St. John’s accepts personal payment for services from individuals who either do not have insurance or do not want to use their insurance. A financial counselor will meet with clients to determine funding options.
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