Student Health Insurance Requirement

All USD full-time Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law students are required to have health insurance. At the beginning of every academic year, students need to decide to enroll in or waive the USD Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). This requirement ensures that students in need of health and/or mental health care beyond the scope of services provided by USD Student Wellness Services can access the appropriate care and resources in the community.

Important Updates:


Students who did not actively waive by the extended 10/22, due date have been enrolled into the USD SHIP. Students can submit a late waiver through 11/05.


The Gallagher Student Health website functions have been restored. Students can now log into their account to waive, enroll and view plan-specific information. The due date to complete this process has been extended to Thursday, October 22.

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