The University Counseling Center (UCC) offers to all currently enrolled Drake students a variety of counseling services at no additional cost to students. The UCC is available for workshops, training, various assessments, and for referral information. In addition, we offer consultation services to students, staff, and faculty who might have questions about student mental health issues or topics.
Most students come to University Counseling Services for assistance with some identifiable concern. Some typical concerns include self-esteem issues, relationships, stress and anxiety, loneliness, transition to college, depression, eating disorders and alcohol or drug abuse.
To make an appointment, please contact the University Counseling Center during business hours at 515-271-3864.
Address & Hours
Drake University Counseling Center
3116 Carpenter Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50311
Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm
Mental Health Emergencies:
Counseling Services staff members are also available to clients on a walk-in basis during business hours, if needed. Students who need emergency mental health during business hours should call the Student Counseling Center at (515) 271-3864. Students who need immediate emergency assistance should call Drake Public Safety at (515) 271-2222.
IMPORTANT: Email should not be used in emergencies.
AFTER HOURS CARE:
Students who need emergency mental health care when the University Counseling Center is closed should call Drake Public Safety at 515-271-2222 or 911. All off-campus treatment is the financial responsibility of the student however the Observation Center is free of charge.