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The American Republic Student Health Center is an on-campus medical facility offering quality healthcare to full-time Drake students.
Services offered include (not limited to):
The center is comprised of two nurse practitioners and two registered nurses. Students can get immediate answers on medical related concerns, receive remedial treatment, and assistance in connecting with local physicians and hospitals when a higher level of medical support is needed.
For more information about services offered, local medical facilities, your right's as a patient, along with answers to general healthcare illnesses and disorders, download Drake's Healthcare Guide.
American Republic Student Health Center
3116 Carpenter Avenue (corner of 32nd and Carpenter)
Des Moines, IA 50311
Phone: (515) 271-3731
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Students are seen by appointment only.
Please note, our medical staff will not give notes or passes for missed classes
What happens if you’re late to your appointment?
What if you need to cancel?
Also, please note, our medical staff will not give notes or passes for missed classes.
Before scheduling an appointment, students are encouraged to make sure the medical attention they’re seeking is necessary. If a student feels a professor or parent needs to talk with someone in the American Republic Student Health Center, the student will be required to complete and sign a “Medical Release of Information” form granting permission for the American Republic Student Health Center staff to speak with designated personnel.
Payments / Fees
Majority of services are provided at no charge.
Additional laboratory work and test cultures, as deemed necessary by the Health Center medical staff will be sent to the Iowa Methodist Hospital laboratory. It will be the students or students’ insurance responsibility to cover the cost of these tests.
The American Republic Health Center does not submit fees for insurance billing / reimbursement.
Here’s a brief overview what students will and will not pay for:
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Payment for . . .
The American Republic Student Health Center mission is to provide services to the campus community to assist students in their preparation to be active and engaged participants in an increasingly complex world.