Health Insurance Requirements

Students and visiting scholars have the option of enrolling in the USD Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), coordinated through USD’s provider Gallagher Student Health, or waiving with a comparable plan. Please refer to the resources below to familiarize yourself with the USD SHIP:

*Non-emergency dental and vision care are not included in USD's health insurance plan. As is the norm in the United States these services must be purchased separately. Read more about Gallagher's dental and vision supplemental coverage.

**U.S. permanent residents and individuals on non-student visas (including the H-1B visa) should consult USD's main heath insurance requirement webpage.

Please refer to the Office of International Students and Scholars Health Insurance Policy for in-depth information on the USD health insurance requirement for international students.

Spring 2021 Waiver Deadline: Wednesday, February 3rd

  • F-1 Students: How to Enroll in or Waive the USD Student Health Insurance Plan
  • J-1 Students: How to Enroll in or Waive the USD Student Health Insurance Plan
  • Are You Planning to Study Abroad?
  • OPT Students