North Central Human Service Center is one of the eight regional human service centers in North Dakota offering comprehensive services.

The center has been the leader in providing community behavioral health services since 1981 and serves a seven-county area that includes Bottineau, Burke, McHenry, Mountrail, Pierce, Renville, and Ward counties including the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation (Three Affiliated Tribes). This 10,377 square mile area is home to 88,000 people.

Coverage Area


24-Hour Behavioral Health Crisis Help
If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat Learn more here.

Walk-in Behavioral Health Assessments - Supporting individuals in their time of need. No appointment needed.

  • Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • How it works:
    • Individuals walk-in and tell staff they want to be assessed for a behavioral health need.
    • They meet with a triage specialist and the business office.
    • They are connected to services.
      • People with acute, severe symptoms are served right away. Others may be served within one to several days or may be referred to other community behavioral health service providers.

Mission: To provide quality, efficient, and effective human services, which improve the lives of people.

No one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay; and there is a sliding fee schedule available based on income.

Staff: The staff may include professionals trained in the following specialties: psychiatry, psychology, addiction counseling, social work, counseling, case management and nursing. Some services may be provided through contracts.

Regional Advisory Council: North Central Human Service Center has a Regional Advisory Council, which is comprised of representatives from each of the seven counties it serves and the Three Affiliated Tribes.


Contact Information

Regional Director: John Butgereit

1015 S. Broadway, Suite 18
Minot, ND 58701
Phone: (701) 857-8500
Toll-Free: (888) 470-6968
711 (TTY)
Fax: (701) 857-8555

24-Hour Behavioral Health Crisis Help
Call 988 for immediate help 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

Outreach Offices

For information or to schedule an appointment and request new services, call (701) 857-8500 or (888) 470-6968.

  • New Town Outreach Office
  • Rugby Outreach Office