Pharmacies and Prescriptions
Student Health Services providers can write prescriptions if recommended during your appointment. Student Health does not have a pharmacy and cannot fill prescription medications. Students can have their prescription filled at a pharmacy off-campus. You can be given a written copy of the prescription or the prescription can be faxed or called-in to a pharmacy of your choice.
The following information is needed to have your prescription faxed or called in:
- Pharmacy Name
- Pharmacy Fax Number
- Pharmacy Phone Number
Can a provider at Student Health order refills of a prescription written by my doctor at home?
If you need a refill, you can contact your doctor or you may schedule an appointment with one of our Student Health providers. Bring your prescription with you. Our providers can discuss your prescription and refill options.
How much will my prescription cost at a pharmacy?
If you have health insurance, contact your health insurance provider to ask about the cost of prescriptions and a list of in-network pharmacies. For the self-pay cost of your prescription, contact a local pharmacy and ask about the cost.
What is an “over-the-counter” medicine?
When any medicine is available to buy without a prescription from a health care provider, it is often referred to as “over the counter”, or abbreviated OTC. You can generally find this medicine on the shelves in a store. Some medicines do not need a prescription, but you may have to get the medicine from the pharmacy or pharmacist (“behind the counter”).