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Health Services & Student Insurance

SCSU offers a Student Health Services facility on campus to meet the medical and health-related needs of our students. It is staffed with board certified MDs, pharmacists, RNs, LPNs, and lab technicians. The charges for office visits, lab work, prescriptions, and special procedures are very reasonable and usually less than community clinics.

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The Affordable Care Act requires everyone to have health insurance or be subject to penalties.  There are several options available to students, which include, being covered on their parent’s policy until age 26 or by purchasing coverage through the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange (MNsure).  Students can enroll in the exchange at

There are two Minnesota Health Care Programs MnSCU students may qualify for due to their income status, they are Medical Assistance (MA) or MinnesotaCare.  Students currently enrolled in Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare programs will automatically be moved to MNsure as part of their renewal process.  If a student is not currently enrolled in one of these programs and would like to know if they qualify for either of them, their eligibility status will automatically be reviewed when they apply for coverage through MNsure.  Additional information regarding Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare can be found at

Internationals students are required to have health insurance and are able to purchase a MnSCU health insurance plan through United Healthcare

Insurance is a requirement for International Students. The only exception is if a government or sponsoring agency agrees to pay all of the medical bills while the student attends school. Please check with your school for specific information.

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