Drake hosted a press conference with Broadlawns Medical Center Sept. 20 to announce plans to construct a 12,000 sq. ft. medical clinic at 29th Street and University Avenue. Prior to the media event, President Martin sent the following message to faculty and staff. A press release with more information is posted in Drake’s newsroom. Project updates will be shared in OnCampus as they become available.
The Broadlawns Community Clinic at Drake will serve the public and Drake campus community. We are entering into a long-term lease agreement with Broadlawns on the property. Broadlawns will manage and fund the construction and operation of the clinic in coordination with the University. Construction will begin in May 2022 with a completion date scheduled for August 2023.
Broadlawns is the University’s student health provider and the official medical provider for Drake Athletics. Broadlawns also serves as an academic community partner, committed to high impact experiential learning in athletic training, pharmacy, health sciences, and occupational therapy. The new clinic with further strengthen this partnership and enhance student health services, replacing Drake’s current student health facility.
This is wonderful news for the Des Moines community, Drake neighborhood residents, and our campus. It is another example of how we are living our inspiration statement that “together we transform lives and strengthen communities.” Drake University is proud to play a role in bringing this trusted community health care provider to our diverse, vibrant neighborhood.
Services available at the clinic will include family medicine, urgent care, mental health, and a rotation of specialties. Students, faculty, and staff will be able to schedule routine visits such as wellness exams and vaccinations, as well as be seen for non-emergent, acute illnesses and injuries. Additionally, the Broadlawns partnership will allow our employees participating in Drake’s health plan to realize significant savings when they choose Broadlawns. Employees and their dependents on our health will experience lower co-pays, deductibles, and out-of-pocket maximums for Broadlawns’ services. Coupled with the convenience of a clinic immediately adjacent to campus, this is a meaningful enhancement to the quality benefits already provided to Drake employees. Human resources will share more information on how we can all take advantage of this opportunity later this fall.
This is a great day for Drake University. I hope you all take pride in being part of an institution that continually works to address the needs of our community through education, research, and service.
— Marty Martin, President