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Student Health is not an insurance. It is a list of discounted rates that are offered to students through the Student Health Agreement with USD.

View Student Health fees and discounts

Domestic Insurance Marketplace

There are several options available to you to seek health insurance coverage in the federal health insurance marketplace or from private insurance carriers. The health insurance marketplace website has interactive tools that will assist you in finding an insurance plan that meets your coverage needs and will help you determine if your income level qualifies you for a subsidy.

The state of South Dakota has three providers available in the health insurance marketplace, including: Avera Health Plans, Sanford Health Plan and DakotaCare.

International Student Insurance Carrier
International Student Insurance (ISO)
Inside the U.S.: 1-844-268-2686
Outside the U.S.: 1-610-263-2847
Email: (in the U.S.) or (outside the U.S.)


Prescription drugs are the student's responsibility and you may use the pharmacy of your choice. Limited amounts of some basic medications are provided at no additional cost as part of some initial treatment regimens until the prescription can be filled. 


Sanford Clinic Vermillion/USD Student Health participates with most health plans and accepts the South Dakota Board of Regents Avera MyHealth plan. 

If there are charges for your clinic visit, payment is due at the time services are renders. Sanford Clinic Vermillion accepts payment by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or USD Coyote Cash.

If you have questions about a bill or services you have received, contact 605-677-3700 or

Unresolved Claims

Payment is due 30 days after the insurance pays. Patients will receive monthly statements notifying you of the status of your account. Sanford Clinic Vermillion does not follow up with health plans on unresolved claims.