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. Student Health Services will electronically send your prescription to a pharmacy of your choice.
The following information is helpful to have your prescription sent in:
- Pharmacy Name
- Pharmacy Address/Location
- 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. Have a plan if you will need a refill of a medication – do not wait until you are almost out or run out of your medicine.
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”).
Can I get vaccinations or shots at a pharmacy?
Some pharmacies do provide vaccinations or immunizations (shots). Call to confirm they have the vaccine you are looking for, and check the prices/fee. If you have health insurance, check with your health insurance to confirm coverage prior to administration of shots.