Prairie St. John's

3.2 (23 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
510 4th St. South
Fargo, ND 58103
8773339565 Visit Website
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  • Medicare is Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

The mission of Prairie St. John’s is to provide adult men and women with hope and healing from mental illness and addiction. Based in Fargo, ND, the rehab offers a comprehensive range of treatment services, from detox and residential care to intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization services. The facility is 12-Step based and teaches the disease model of addiction, which asserts that substance abuse is a clinical condition rather than a moral failing. By giving clients access to healthy support, as well as the tools to manage their symptoms, Prairie St. John's offers treatment that can keep participants sober for life.

Prairie St. John's Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

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Local, caring, dedicated staff. Good curriculum/program. Overworked staff, too few doctors, small space. Recommended.


They seemed to actually care about the patients well being Way to expensive,a person having to attempt suicide before they'd intervine is ridiculous The mental health system needs a serious overhaul,i...


This place is a Joke! They do not take care of people in here they come out with worst problems.. What choice does a mentally ill person have though?? This is why they can charge thousands and just pu...


I had a horrible stay.


Good facility but needs better holistic offerings.


I was forced to psj after a suicide attempt. I\'m a transgender woman and I have social anxiety so I don\'t do well in groups of people. I was forced to go to group therapy despite my social anxiety w...


The program felt like it was only directed at patients who were 100% committed to recovery. My brother was suicidal but not 100% committed - there because he was afraid not to be - it was an expensive...


I was in for depression for nearly two weeks. I wish I would have had access to more of my music, which was a coping mechanism for me. I met friends, and it was a learning experience. I want friendly ...


They were able to diagnosis my son almost immediately. They were very nice. They work great with the kids and make them feel at ease in a tough situation. However, there was not enough time dedicated ...


I really have no complaints, they operate with the information they have....which is unfortunately woefully inadequate. ... Strengths include: professional staff, treated with dignity, nutrition was a...


Very old facility, dirty and cold. Great staff but not enough staff. It was filthy.


(Staff was) kind, always listening....clearly needs more funding (but) great place.


I was in residential and it was very comfortable. The mtgs for AA were great, the staff were very nice. The treatment staff were very accommodating for individual time if it was needed.


Falls short of what is needed, may work for others but not me...too big a operation, not enough staff to take care of everyone's needs... Not run like it should have been.


Overpriced and inadequate


I have heard from others that they don't understand the needs of rural farming families enough, but again there's not many options in the area


I came in very unhealthy and they would yell at me when I was too weak to attend groups. It's like they didn't even know what my conditions were.


I received more tools (elsewhere)....there are other facilities that are closer and that do not have such dated facilities and have more attentive staff.

Areas of Focus
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.

Residential Treatment

Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

Key Staff Members
  • Photo of Greg LaFrancois
    Greg LaFrancois - Chief Executive Officer

    Greg brings many years of healthcare executive, financial, and operations experience in the private and military sectors to Prairie St. John’s. Greg has received a MHA and CPA, and is a board certified Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives, all of which support his long-standing commitment to community involvement, and service excellence.

  • Photo of Eduardo E. Meza, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.P.A.
    Eduardo E. Meza, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.P.A. - Medical Director

    In the treatment of psychiatric conditions and addictions, Dr. Meza consistently integrates the best available research evidence, his clinical expertise, and the values and preferences of patients and families. Patients and families are active participants in their treatment plan.