SDSU Students

college.jpgAs Brookings local hospital and health system, we complement the primary care received by South Dakota State University students at the Student Health Clinic.

We understand parents want the best for their college student while attending the university. We want to make it easy for your student to focus on school while receiving the care he or she needs. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Brookings Health System affiliated with another health provider?
Brookings Health System is an independent, non-profit, city-owned health system that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgery, home health and extended care services. Our facilities include a 49-bed hospital with three operating rooms, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, and The Neighborhoods at Brookview skilled nursing home. We work with Avera, Sanford and other health care entities to provide the best local health care possible for patients.

What hours is Brookings Health System open?
Our operating hours are as follows:

Where is Brookings Health System located?
Our hospital’s address is 300 22nd Avenue in Brookings. We are two blocks south of the 6th Street (Highway 14) and 22nd Avenue intersection next to the Avera Medical Clinic on the east side of the street.

How can my student travel to the hospital?
If your student does not have a car on campus, they may find a ride from a friend or roommate. If not, there are public transportation options available at different costs, such as Brookings Area Transportation Authority (BATA) or various taxi services. For more severe injuries and illnesses, they should call 911.

Will Brookings Health System accept my student’s health insurance?
We accept most major insurance providers. You may either call your insurance company or inquire whether Brookings Health System is a participating provider by calling our Business Office at (605) 696-8038. Some of the most common insurances we are in-network with are, but not limited to: Wellmark Blue Cross, Sanford, Avera, Dakota Care, Health Partners, Medicare, and Medicaid (SD,ND,IA,NE,MN). We also accept Student Health Insurance (Avera – Student Health) and SDSU Athletic Insurance.

How does Brookings Health System supplement the services of the Student Health Clinic on campus?
The Student Health Clinic is the first line clinic for students on campus for primary care, reproductive health, immunizations, and nutrition counseling. We help when patients need care that exceeds the services the Student Health Clinic provides. Our services include imaging (X-ray, MRI, CT, ultrasound, nuclear medicine), emergency care, therapy, obstetrics and outpatient infusions.

My student is under the care of our hometown physician. Can my student still receive services at Brookings Health System?
Yes. Receiving services at Brookings Health System may make it easier and more convenient for your student to focus on school while still receiving the care he or she needs. As long as your student has an order for a service from a physician, he or she can receive services such as imaging, therapy or outpatient infusions. Emergency services are open to everyone and do not require a doctor’s order.

What quality of care will my student receive at Brookings Health System?
Brookings Health System’s care quality is consistently rated at or above both the state and national averages for patient safety, outcomes and satisfaction. We focus on providing high quality care to our patients and constantly look for new ways to improve and enhance the overall experience at our facilities. Feel free to learn more about our quality of care and how we compare to state and national averages by visiting our Quality web page.

For any other questions, please contact Brookings Health System at (605) 696-9000.