A registered pharmacist staffs the pharmacy within Health Services. The goal of the pharmacy is to provide affordable, convenient and accessible pharmacy services to enrolled students. Patients are not required to use the Health Services' pharmacy; prescriptions can be taken to any outside pharmacy. Patients also have the option of bringing outside prescriptions for filling in our pharmacy.
Prescription counseling is one of the most important services provided to patients. The pharmacy informs each patient about their new prescription(s), including what the medication is used for, side effects to expect, and how to take the medication properly. A separate prescription counseling room, located in the pharmacy, is available for patients to receive discreet, confidential advice regarding prescriptions or over-the-counter medication.
Many of the medications are purchased at a state-contracted rate and the pharmacy fully utilizes less expensive, generic medications whenever possible; therefore, the prices are usually lower than outside pharmacies and the pharmacy passes the savings on to patients.
Since the pharmacy is small and the population served is somewhat unique, the center does not stock as many medications as many outside pharmacies would. If the pharmacy does not have the medication patients need, the pharmacist may be able to order it and have it available within a few days. These situations are always handled on a case-by-case basis.
The pharmacy also stocks a variety of non-prescription and over-the-counter products such as pain relievers, cough and cold remedies, vitamins, antacids, laxatives, topical skin care medications, feminine hygiene products, condoms, bandages and wound-care supplies.
Student Health Insurance Prescription Co-Pays, effective 8/15/14:
- $15 generic
- $30 preferred brand
- $50 name brand
Prescription refills will not be processed after 3 pm. Refill requests received after 3 pm will be processed the following business day.
Please contact the pharmacy at 817-272-2770 for questions or telephone refills.