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Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan (DSGHP)

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.   To ensure that all eligible students are adequately ensured, all active students are automatically enrolled into DSGHP. The student’s tuition account is charged with the premium. This applies to every year that the student is eligible. Students who wish to be enrolled do not need to do anything, they will be automatically enrolled.

2018 – 2019 DSGHP Fees

  • Student only: $3,073.00
  • One Dependent: $5,210.00
  • Two or more dependents: $7,446.00

2018 – 2019 Coverage Dates

  • New Students: August 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019
  • Returning Students: September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019

Students who have their own health or insurance coverage that meets Dartmouth's insurance requirements may apply to waive the automatic enrollment into the DSGHP by completing the insurance waiver petition. The student’s health plan must be compliant with the Affordable Care Act requirements in the Hanover, NH area. Please see the links below for the insurance requirements and instructions on how to waive DSGHP enrollment.

2018 – 2019 DSGHP Waiver Requirements

2018 – 2019 DSGHP Waiver Instructions

Dartmouth Student Group Health Plan Coverage Overview

Provider: Cigna

Hospitalization Coverage:

  • 20% coinsurance with a network provider
  • 30% coinsurance with out-of-network

Prescription Coverage:

  • Tier 1: $5 + 20% coinsurance
  • Tier 2: $15 + 20% coinsurance
  • Tier 3: $15 + 20% coinsurance

Specialty Coverage: 20% coinsurance in network

Mental Health Coverage: 8 sessions on campus, 20% coinsurance in network (off-campus)

Dental Health Coverage: None

Vision Health Coverage: None

For more information, please visit the DSGHP website.

To find in-network providers: (



If you’re on campus and would like to seek medical attention, you can make an appointment for basic medical care at Dick’s House.


Location: 5-7 Rope Ferry Road, Hanover, NH 03755

Hours of Operation: 8 am – 6 pm, Monday to Friday

Email: Dick’

Phone: 603-646-9401

Dick’s House services include:

  • Primary Care
  • Counseling
  • Inpatient Service
  • Sports Medicine
  • X-ray and Laboratory Services
  • Pharmacy
  • Flu Clinics

To make an appointment:

  • Schedule on-line
  • Call 603-646-9401

To make a counseling appointment:  Call 603-646-9442


Unfortunately, the DSGHP does not provide dental health insurance. This has been an initiative that the GSC has worked on with Dartmouth administrators to create a solution to provide graduate students with affordable preventative dental care.

Because of the GSC’s efforts, students enrolled in DSGHP can utilize BASIX, a discount program, to help negate some of the cost of dental care. This will help to make preventative dental care such as regular check-ups and cleanings more affordable.  

BASIX works with a network of dentists in the area to offer DSGHP students a reduced fee for dental services. To receive this discounted rate, you must pay at the time of service. BASIX is a dental savings program and is not dental insurance.

For more information or to find dentists participating in this program, please visit the BASIX website (

A comprehensive list of dentists willing to accept of students as new patients can be found here. Please be aware that these dentists may not be in the BASIX program.

Updated 10-30-2018