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Physical Health

Drake Recreational Services: Offers students, faculty, staff, and alumni access to quality recreational facilities. The facilities are open year round and include many wellness options.

 P: 515-271-2679

Hours of Operation:

Underground Fitness Center: 

  • Monday - Friday: 7:00am-9:00am, 2:00pm-9:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 12:00pm-8:00pm

Bell Center: 

  • Monday -Thursday: 6:00am-10:00pm 
  • Friday: 6:00am-9:00pm 
  • Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm 
  • Sunday: 12:00pm-10:00pm 

American Republic Student Health Center: Offers on-campus quality healthcare to full-time Drake students.                       

3116 Carpenter Avenue (corner of 32nd and Carpenter) Des Moines, IA 50311

P: (515) 271-3731


  • Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Planned Parenthood: Visit for sex education, birth control, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, and more.           

 2304 University Avenue Des Moines, IA 50311   

 P: (877) 859-0542   


Public Safety: Offers Public Safety personnel, preventive patrols, 24-hour accessibility, positive conflict resolution, and crime prevention and awareness programs.

P: (515) -271-2222


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