Center for Educational Enhancement (CEE)

The Center for Educational Enhancement (CEE), will assist DMU students with a broad range of services and programs designed to help students achieve their academic and personal goals. Students will be provided with individual and group opportunities needed to become successful, active learners. The center strives to assist students in developing independent learning techniques that will contribute to their academic success and life-long learning skills.

Student Health Services – Des Moines University Clinic

Students have access to primary care through Family Medicine/Student Health at the Des Moines University Clinic. Family Medicine/Student Health can be reached by calling 515-271-7883, they are located on the 5th floor of the Clinic. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Family Medicine provides a complete array of primary care services, including but not limited to family planning, minor procedures, lab testing, health maintenance exams, acute care, medication management, and allergy injections.

An on-call provider is accessible outside of regular business hours through our answering service, including weekends and holidays.

Annual TB skin tests and seasonal flu shots are provided to students in the clinical programs at no charge. All other services are billed to the student’s insurance plan and subject to any policy limitations, including applicable co-pays and/or deductibles.

Student Health Insurance

Des Moines University requires all students in clinical programs to maintain active group health insurance. Students may remain on a parent plan, spouse/partner plan, military plan, COBRA, or an individual plan that meet minimum requirements. Iowa Medicaid is an approved plan only during didactic years. Students that are not eligible to be covered by the aforementioned options may enroll in the DMU sponsored plan through Aetna Student Health Insurance. Students on the DMU sponsored Aetna Student Health insurance plan will not have to pay co-pays at any DMU clinical facility. Charges associated with the receipt of services beyond the co-pay will be subject to deductibles and billable through the students’ insurance. The Aetna plan offers many in-network options both in Iowa as well as nationwide for students on rotations.

New students and current students seeking information on the 2021-2022 academic year plan may go to or call Academic HealthPlans at 855-824-9683.

Student Counseling Center

The Student Counseling Center helps students meet the personal challenges associated with identifying and accomplishing academic, career and life goals. Services include short-term counseling, psychoeducational workshops, support group facilitation, referral services, crisis intervention, outreach and program development, and consultation.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office is available to help with all of your questions and concerns regarding the entire financial aid process. The Financial Aid Office is located in room 407 on the fourth floor of the Academic Center. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You may also call 515-271-1470 or email

Help Desk (ITS)

The DMU Help Desk provides a variety of support services to students, faculty, and staff. Help Desk staff are here to assist you with the operation of your laptop or mobile device, software application questions, printing, training needs, and other technology problems. Online students are encouraged to contact the Help Desk for any problems they encounter with on-line classes.

The Help Desk serves as a “one-stop” center for resolving campus technology problems. Service is available 24/7 via phone, D2L chat and the ITS self-service portal. All requests for IT support services are logged through the Help Desk.

The Help Desk, which is part of the Information Technology Services, is located on the lower level of the Academic Center.

Contact the Help Desk by calling 515 271-1522 or email

Lactation Rooms

There are two lactation rooms on campus (SEC 109 and Clinic 411) reserved exclusively for lactating mothers. The schedule for these rooms is maintained on Resource Scheduler. If you would like to schedule the use of these rooms, please contact the Facilities Management Office  at or 515-271-1628. These rooms are not to be used as private study rooms.

Student Assistance Program (SAP) - AETNA

As a complementary support to DMU’s on-campus Student Counseling Center, DMU offers all students the services of the Aetna Student Assistance Program (SAP). SAP provides 24/7 telephone assistance to help students manage issues after hours, or as a round-the-clock benefit for students studying on-line or off campus during clinical training. The assistance is confidential and students should feel comfortable reaching out to this resource as needs arise.

Please visit the DMU SAP webpage or call 1-877-351-7889 for assistance.

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