Dartmouth college requires all students who are classified as active in the College Student Information System (Banner), including students not taking classes or on a leave term, to have health insurance meeting specified standards of coverage. Eligible students are automatically enrolled in the Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan (DSGHP) each academic year and the cost of the plan is billed to their tuition account. Students who have insurance coverage that meets Dartmouth's insurance requirements may apply to waive the automatic enrollment into the DSGHP by completing the insurance waiver petition below.
DICK'S HOUSE (CAMPUS CLINIC)
Feeling under the weather? You can make an appointment for basic medical care at Dick's House, the campus clinic located at 5-7 Rope Ferry Road beside the med school admissions offices and Maynard parking lot. They also offer mental health counseling as well. To make an appointment for your medical needs, call 603-646-9401. To discuss counseling or nutrition, call 603-646-9442. For more information, click here to visit the Dick's House website.
DENTAL HEALTH COVERAGE
Dartmouth health insurance does not offer dental coverage. This limits graduate student access to preventive dental care, such as regular check-ups and cleanings, and increases the financial burden of emergency care. The GSC worked with administrators of the current Dartmouth health insurance plan to explore alternatives to dental insurance (an option that was found to be financially and geographically unfeasible this year) that will still offer graduate students access to affordable preventive dental care, such as routine cleanings and check-ups. As a result of the GSC’s efforts, Dartmouth has now decided to offer students (undergrads and grads) BASIX. “Basix contracts with dentists that agree to charge a reduced fee to people enrolled in the DSGHP. You must pay the dentist at the time of service to receive the negotiated rate. It is important to understand the Dental Savings Program is not dental insurance.” For more information, visit the Dartmouth BASIX webpage here.