Dixie State University

Health Insurance

Dixie State University International Student Health Insurance Information and Requirements

Dixie State University requires all new, transfer or readmitted international students and scholars, in an F or J visa category, to purchase medical health insurance (dental and vision insurance are not required).  Due to the high cost of healthcare in the U.S. all students must purchase a plan that meets the minimum requirements, listed below.  You may use an existing insurance plan as long as it meets the below minimum coverage requirements.

DIXIE STATE UNIVERSITY MINIMUM HEALTH INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Medical Benefits of at least $100,000 per accident or illness
  • Repatriation of remains in the amount of $25,000
  • Expenses associated with the medical evacuation of the exchange visitor to his or her home country in the amount of $50,00
  • A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness

Common Health Insurance Providers

DSU does not require health insurance from any specific provider, however, we do require our students to have the minimum coverage listed above.  The below providers have often been used by DSU’s international students and all meet the minimum required coverage.  You are welcome to use medical insurance from your home country or any company of your choice as long as it meets the minimum required coverage outlined above.

Work Directly with the Following Companies:

https://www.isoa.org/

https://www.psiservice.com/

https://www.worldtrips.com/#/start

Work with Steven Fraser, Local Marketplace Agent:

https://www.healthcare.gov/

  • Steven Fraser, Agent
    • Cell – (801) 600-9972
    • sfraserinsurance@gmail.com
    • There is no charge to work with this local agent
    • Please ask DSU staff for Steven Fraser’s DSU office hours to meet with him on campus or call/email him directly to setup an appointment

COVID-19 Testing/Vaccinations

As of July 1, 2021, all DSU students can receive free COVID-19 rapid testing by making an appointment through testutah.com

Soft Cell Labs also does COVID-19 testing however, their hours are limited and they require proof of insurance to receive free testing.  They will test students without insurance for $80 with a Student ID. As of July 1, 2021, vaccinations are available at any pharmacy without appointment.  Proof of insurance may be required to receive a free vaccine, please call ahead to any pharmacy if you have questions concerning cost.

Tuberculosis (TB) Testing

All international students attending DSU are required to get a TB blood test once they have arrived in the United States.  The International Student Services office will schedule your TB testing appointment with the DSU Health & Wellness Center during International Orientation.  The cost for a TB test is $110.  If you have TB test results from your previous institution within the U.S., please send a color copy to iss@dixie.edu for verification.

DSU’s Health & Counseling Center

Address: 1037 E. 100 S. St. George, UT 84770

https://wellness.dixie.edu/

The DSU Health & Counseling Center offers mental health services for students, staff, and faculty to help deal with mental health, emotional, or behavioral issues and various medical health services, including sick visits, minor wound care, medical testing, lab work, and exams. They also offer Wellness Workshops and QPR-Suicide Awareness & Prevention certification.

Medical and mental health appointments are free for students, unless otherwise indicated.  Services performed at medical appointments are charged per service (labs, assessments, testing, etc.).

DSU’s Public Dental Hygiene Clinic

Address:  Russell C. Taylor Health Science Center, 1526 E Medical Center Dr. St George, UT

https://health.dixie.edu/dental-hygiene/clinic/

Services:

DSU dental hygiene students, under the guidance and supervision of licensed hygienists and dentists provide thorough, professional dental hygiene services at a reduced cost.

·         Full Mouth X-rays – Adult:  $20

·         Full Mouth X-rays – Child:  $10

·         Adult Cleaning:  $20

·         Child Cleaning:  $13

·         Fluoride Varnish:  $5

·         Sealant Per Tooth: $7

·         Sealant Full Mouth:  $30

·         Teeth Whitening:  $60.00

·         Dixie State University Faculty/Student Fee (X-rays, Cleaning & Fluoride):  $25