Student Health Services

General health services are provided to students at Dickinson State University by a licensed registered nurse. Health education and the promotion of healthy college lifestyles serve as the foundation of the Student Health Services. 


Student Health Service
Stickney Hall - Room 120


Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Appointments or Walk-ins Welcome 

  • Services include: health assessment, diagnostic testing, screening and monitoring, immunizations, and treatment of minor health problems.
  • Health Service offers a wide variety of educational programs and services designed to assist you in achieving and maintaining good physical, mental, social, and sexual health. 

Medical Care

A local physician serves as medical advisor to the Student Health Service. Referrals are made to local clinics and emergency room physicians as needed. 


All health records are strictly confidential. No individuals other than Health Service personnel have access to them.

Immunity Documentation

It is mandatory for all students to document immunity to measles, mumps and rubella prior to attendance at Dickinson State University.  All students entering Dickinson State born after January 1, 1957 will be required to show proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella.  Proof of immunity can be shown by two MMR vaccines, or titre results.  Immunization records must be signed by an authorized health official.  Proof of medical contradiction to the immunization requirement or a signed statement of religious or philosophical beliefs are the only exemptions to this requirement.

Newly admitted students ages twenty-one and younger shall provide documentation of immunity against meningococcal disease. Immunity can be shown by: a) evidence of at least one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine in the five years prior to enrollment or b) evidence of two doses or meningococcal conjugate vaccine administered at age 10 or older ant at least eight weeks apart.

Student Health Insurance

An international student plan for health insurance is available. Information on this plan is available at United Healthcare Student Resources or at the Office of Business Affairs or Student Health Service.  


Students who are registered at Dickinson State University may use the services.


There is no charge for visits to the Student Health Service office. There is a nominal charge for certain vaccinations. The service is supported through student fees. 


Student Health Services will not provide a student with a written excuse from classes. It is the student's responsibility to arrange an excuse with the instructor. 

COVID-19 Testing

DSU’s Student Health Services Center is now offering free rapid COVID-19 tests to DSU students, faculty and staff. Testing is available between 8 and 10 a.m. every weekday and appointments can be made by calling 701-483-2304. Test results will be received the same day.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Dickinson State University is not currently requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty, staff, or students. Some academic program affiliates (clinical sites, lab sites, etc.) may require vaccination.

Wellness Opportunities

Group Exercise Classes

Classes are free and open to DSU students, staff and faculty. No pre-registration is required for exercise classes. 

Each semester the Dickinson State University Wellness Program offers several group exercise classes. The schedule changes each semester and is posted on the DSU calendar.   For more information, contact the Wellness Coordinator at 701-483-2476.

Intramural Sports 

Intramural Coordinator 701-483-2894

Intramural sports are available for both men and women throughout most of the year. Scott Gymnasium, Wienbergen Hall, the Student Center, Biesiot Activity Center (BAC), and surrounding athletic fields provide students with some of the best athletic facilities in the upper Midwest. Students also have the opportunity to travel to other parts of the upper Midwest for regional competition in certain intramural sports programs. Intramural sports that are offered include: 

  • Flag Football - Men and Co-recreation
  • Badminton
  • Ping Pong
  • Basketball - Men, Women, Co-recreation, and 3-on-3
  • Volleyball
  • Softball
  • Darts

For more information, contact the Intramural Coordinator at 701-483-2894

Special Events 

Throughout the academic year the Wellness Program offers special events such as paying the registration fee for the Homecoming 5K walk/run and the Dickinson Parks and Recreation Jingle Bell walk/run. There are also various competitions throughout the year. Keep an eye out for posters and emails that include special event information. 


Information about Dickinson State campus safety services as well as required reporting can be found on the campus safety webpage.  

Inclusion and Equity

Dickinson State University is committed to serving as a change agent in creating an inclusive environment through which students, staff and faculty can engage, support, educate and advocate. The campus provides opportunities for individuals to engage in intercultural dialogues, and highlights campus organizations that provide services related to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to help individuals celebrate and appreciate their cultural heritage through diverse campus programming and to foster a sense of belonging. At DSU, we seek to provide meaningful and educational programs that advance diversity education and cultural competence. For the following information, visit the Inclusion and Equity webpage:

  • Affirmative Action
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Harassment Training
  • Title IX
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

Mental Health and Counseling Services

Dickinson State University Counseling Services has a mission to support the mental health needs and concerns of students and to contribute to the overall academic mission of DSU. We are committed to the well-being and success of our diverse student population.

The counseling services office seeks to empower and advocate for the mental health needs of students. We offer personal counseling services, confidential consultation, crisis intervention, case management, referrals to appropriate agencies, and outreach programming.

Click here for more information about DSU's counseling services.

Other Resources

For emergency mental health services: