To find out about key benefits and services in Bismarck and how to apply, select from the topics below.

Refugee & Newcomer Health

A refugee medical screening (also known as a health assessment) is a special medical appointment for refugees and newcomers resettling in the U.S. It is an important first step in receiving medical care in the U.S. It is a comprehensive physical examination of all family members and an opportunity to identify any physical and mental health concerns that could prevent you from employment, attending school, gaining economic self-sufficiency, and integration.

Accessing Health Care

  • North Dakota Refugee Health Programs

1. University of North Dakota Center for Family Medicine

The University of North Dakota is a refugee health contracted partner. It caters to the general health care needs of the Bismarck community. It provides preventive and urgent care treatments for pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients.

Phone: 701-751-9500

2. Bismarck Global Neighbors

Provides medical and mental health navigation, in addition to offering an orientation to the U.S. healthcare system.

Phone: 701-428-7785

3. Bismarck Global Neighbors (Ukraine)

Provides Ukrainian-specific medical and mental health navigation, health literacy, and wellness groups.

Phone: 701-428-7785

Medicaid is a program that helps pay for medical services for qualifying low-income adults, children, pregnant women, older adults, and people with disabilities.

RMA provides short-term medical coverage for up to 12 months from the date of arrival to the U.S., and it is available to ORR-eligible populations who are ineligible for Medicaid, usually due to earned income. The benefits are generally similar to Medicaid.

Contact ND State Refugee Health Coordinator

Health Insurance Navigator can help answer questions related to Medicaid programs or health care coverage purchased through the marketplace. It helps break down some of the enrollment barriers by making the process easier and providing better access to essential healthcare.

Phone: 701-858-3467


The care coordinators can help patients enroll in programs such as: marketplace health insurance, Medicaid, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (heating assistance), SNAP/food stamps, ND Rent Help, and Community Connect.

Phone: 701-255-4242

The Health Insurance Marketplace® (also known as the “Marketplace” or “exchange”) lets you compare health insurance plan options from various companies and complete an application for health care coverage. Most people use the Marketplace when they don’t have coverage through a job or if the plan their company offers is too expensive.

Northland Health Centers delivers patient-centered, accessible, quality-drive, medical, dental, and behavioral health care to all generations to strengthen the health status in the communities they serve, regardless of the ability to pay.

Phone: 701-255-4242

Serves as the local public health unit.

Phone: 701-355-1540

Use this directory to find a primary care provider who participates in the North Dakota Medicaid program. The directory indicated whether the doctor is accepting new Medicaid patients, as well as the provider’s cultural and linguistic capabilities.

Persons with Disabilities

Provides training and employment services to individuals with disabilities so they can become and remain employed.

Phone: 701-328-8950

Developmental Disabilities provides support and training to individuals and families in order to maximize community and family inclusion, independence, and self-sufficiency; to prevent institutionalization; and to enable institutionalized individuals to return to the community.

Phone: 701-328-8888

NDAD assists individuals with disabilities in the state of North Dakota.

Phone: 701-751-0739

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Community Options assists people to live and work in the community of their choice.

Phone: 701-223-2417


SOR program increases integration and independent healthy living for older ORR-eligible populations.

Phone: 701-895-4529

Medicare is health insurance for people 65 or older.

Phone: 1-800-633-4227

ADRL connects people to services to help them maintain or improve quality of life.

Phone: 1-855-462-5465

The Social Security program in the United States provides protection against the loss of earnings due to retirement, death, or disability.

Programs and services that support older adults and adults with physical disabilities to live independently in their own homes and communities if they choose.

The Burleigh County Senior Adults Program promotes better health and well-being by providing nutritionally sound meals, outreach services, and health maintenance services.

Phone: 701-255-4648

Children's Health

Provides programs such as car-seat checkups, safety workshops, and sports clinics that help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries.

Send an email

Phone: 701-323-6504

The Nurse-Family Partnership® is free for women who are pregnant with their first baby. A registered nurse will provide the support, advice, and information you need to have a healthy pregnancy, a healthy baby, and be a great mom. Visits take place starting in your pregnancy and continue for as long as you need after your baby is born (up to two years).

Send an email

Phone: 701-355-1540

Provides support to ensure that all children have access to a medical home, adequate insurance coverage for needed medical services, and access to transition services (when the child changes from pediatric to adult health care).

Send an email

Phone: 701-328-2436

Provides developmental assessments and evaluations at no cost to families.

Phone: 701-328-8888

Health insurance program for children.

Phone: 1-866-614-6005

The Department of Health and Human Services supports a range of children’s mental health services across the state, from prevention to crisis response, school programs to treatment.

Mental Health

The Mental Health Program Directory provides a single place to search for mental health services that meet individuals’ needs.

  • 24-Hour Behavioral Health Crisis Help

Call 988 for immediate help 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Walk-in Behavioral Health Assessments

Supports individuals in their time of need.

Phone: 701-328-8888

The Village Family Service Center provides behavioral health and other community-based services.

Phone: 701-255-1165

Provides community-based behavioral health services designed to assist individuals through the provision of care coordination and peer support.

Dental Care

Dental care for community members who are uninsured, under-insured, or low-income.

Phone: 701-221-0518

Vision Health

  • Family Vision Clinic

Phone: 701-222-1420

Phone: 701-222-2020

Cash & Food Assistance

Cash assistance available to residents who enter the U.S. under humanitarian protection with low incomes.

For more information, contact the local resettlement office by email or by phone at 701-409-3750.

Cash assistance designed to help low-income families achieve self-sufficiency.

Federal nutrition program

A program offering supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition to low-income women who are pregnant or families that have children aged birth to five.

A program that provides monthly payments to adults and children with a disability or blindness who have income and resources below specific financial limits. SSI payments are also made to people aged 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial qualifications.

The Great Plains Food Bank works as a distributer to more than 200 partner food pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens across North Dakota.

Offers hot meals 6 days a week; also offers shelter services, a thrift store, and programs to build self-sufficiency.


Address: 220 N 23rd St, Bismarck, ND 58501

Find Housing

Burleigh County Housing Authority (BCHA) serves the population of Burleigh County/City of Bismarck by providing affordable housing opportunities in a safe environment with priority given to special needs populations and forming effective partnerships to maximize social and economic opportunities.

Send an email

Call 701-255-2540

Assistance with Housing Costs

Helps residents maintain housing stability.

Call 211 (24/7) to speak to a Community Resource Specialist.

Services and programs available include rent and utility assistance and emergency disaster services.

Send an email

Call 701-223-1889

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps eligible families with home heating and weatherization costs. The program partially pays the cost of natural gas, electricity, propane, fuel oil, coal, wood, or other fuel sources.

Send an email

Call 1-866-614-6005 or 701-328-1000; 711 (TTY)

Income-eligible individuals who have an eviction notice due to non-payment of rent may be assisted with up to one month’s rent to stop the eviction and avoid becoming homeless. Assistance is based on availability of grant funds.

Send an email

Call 701-258-2240

Housing Counseling

  • HUD Housing Counseling

HUD sponsors housing counseling agencies throughout the country to provide free or low-cost advice.

Phone: 800-569-4287

Find a housing counseling agency near you

Homelessness Prevention & Assistance

Provides emergency shelter for parents or single adults with children.

Send an email

Phone: 701-751-0142 


Bismarck Global Neighbors

Send an email

Phone: 701-428-7785

Address: 2700 State St. Suite F2, Bismarck, ND, 58503


Trained career navigators and case managers will work directly with employers and individuals to meet local workforce challenges. Support to individuals includes skill assessments, training and skill development, job certification and licensing help, job placement guidance, resumes, and interview coaching.

Send an email

Phone: 701-328-5003

  • Bismarck Adult Learning Center

Career Navigators work with Office of Refugee Resettlement-eligible populations to prepare for the workforce and assess opportunities in the community that fit their skill set, interest, and experience.

Phone: 701-934-0692

Send an email


  • Driver and Vehicle Services

Information and resources about obtaining a driver’s license or state ID

Phone: 1-855-633-6835

Address: 608 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND, 58505

  • Social Security Administration (SSA) Directory

Provides Social Security Numbers and administer retirement, disability, survivor, and family benefits, and enroll individuals in Medicare

Phone: 1-800-772-1213

Address: 4207 Boulder Ridge Rd, Bismarck, ND 58503


The Bismarck Adult Learning Center (ALC) provides services to individuals ages 16 or older who are interested in upgrading academic or digital skills, earning a GED, learning the English language, or exploring career opportunities.

Send an email

  • EnGen Virtual Learning

Self-paced English Language Learning that teaches the vocabulary required for specific jobs. Rural refugee arrivals can also participate in live virtual classes.

Phone: 701-934-0692

Send an email


Use the free online search tool to locate a program that meets your needs.

For one-on-one help, contact a Child Care Aware® Parent Services Specialist by phone at 800-997-8515

Send an email

The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) helps pay a portion of the cost of childcare for working families, or families in training or education programs.

Send an email

Phone: 701-328-2332

Early Childhood Education

The Bismarck Early Childhood Education Program (BECEP) is a composite of six programs serving preschoolers and their families under one administration: Early Childhood Special Education, Head Start, Early Head Start, Early Intervention, Right Track, and Community Friends.

Phone: 701-323-4450

K-12 Education

Offers a free after-school program including a game room, gym activities, outdoor activities, computer lab, and reading circle.

Send an email

Phone: 701-223-1889

4-H provides hands-on, real-life experiences through projects, activities, and events. The program is available to all youth and is offered through 11 clubs within the city of Bismarck.

Send an email

Phone: 701-221-6865

  • Missouri Valley YMCA

The YMCA offers childcare, education, sport, swimming, and leadership opportunities for youth. Contact your Case Manager if interested in a tour to learn about programs and services (scholarships and fee waivers are available).

Phone: 701-255-1525

Offers a wide variety of youth sport programs throughout the year. Case Managers can help families apply for an Every Kid Sports Pass to cover costs up to $150.

Send an email

Phone: 701-222-6455

The Children’s Services Department offers a variety of materials and programming for children and their families. A great place for teen out-of-school relaxation and to do research for homework assignments. Stop by to browse the ever-expanding teen library, including books, video games, and magazines.

Send an email

Phone: 701-355-1480

Both competitive and recreation leagues are available. Over 600 local youth participate in United Soccer. Scholarships are available based on need.

Phone: 701-751-2638

Welcome Corps

Report cases of fraud (for example, individuals asking for money in exchange for becoming a private sponsor or to assist in submitting an application)

Public Safety

Call 911 in case of emergency

Non-emergency phone number: 701-223-1212

Violence and Human Trafficking and Exploitation

Phone: 1-888-373-7888

Offers domestic violence crisis intervention and a family safety center

Phone: 701-222-8370

Crisis Line: 1-866-341-7009

  • U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline


Mental Health

Call 988 for immediate help 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

Supports individuals in their time of need

Call 701-328-8888


Bismarck Global Neighbors

Send an email

Phone: 701-428-7785

Address: 2700 State St. Suite F2, Bismarck, ND, 58503

Faith-based Organizations

Goal is to build relationships between people of different faiths in Bismarck-Mandan; offers regular multicultural potlucks.

Send an email

Phone: 701-235-0764


Address: 623 N 7th St, Bismarck, ND

Offers a 1:30pm Spanish Mass every 4th Sunday.

Phone: 701-223-1033

Address: 519 Raymond St, Bismarck, ND 58501

  • Azonai Church

Meets between 2-5pm each Sunday at Century Baptist; unites cultures from East Africa.

Phone: 701-223-0478

Address: 205 Colt Ave Bismarck, ND 58503

Co-located with Living Hope Church and offers Spanish services.

Phone: 701-223-0332

Address: 1826 N 8th St, Bismarck, ND 5850

  • Legacy United Methodist Church

Services are live-translated into Ukrainian.

Send an email

Phone: 701-223-4401

Address: 4600 Durango Dr, Bismarck, ND 58503

The Bismarck Muslim Community Center is a gathering of Muslim individuals in the Bismarck/Mandan, ND area.

Phone: 701-516-3834

Address: 542 Cottonwood Lp, Bismarck, ND 58504

Community-based Organizations

Offers a food pantry, hot meals daily, and a variety of other free programs.

Phone: 701-955-2150

Ministry on the Margins is a volunteer-based ecumenical ministry committed to supporting those who fall through the cracks during times of transition. It offers hospitality and coffee, a food pantry, prison-to-society support, an ecumenical Christian worship service, and many other ministries every week.

Phone: 701-223-6315