The Pharmacy is located in the main lobby of the University Health Center.  We provide pharmacy services for students, faculty, staff and their immediate family members.  The Pharmacy also provides medication consultations upon request.

If you need to contact the pharmacy outside of normal hours please leave a message on the voicemail at (301)-314-8167 and the messages will be check at the open of business each day.  Make sure to include a call back number and University ID number on the message.

For In-State and Out-of-State Prescription Transfers please call (301)-314-8167 and leave a message with the following information and we will complete your request.

  • Prescription Information

Before You Visit

Be sure to bring your prescription insurance information. You may bring the actual card or a photocopy of the front and back of your card. It is important to provide the Pharmacy staff with your prescription insurance information if you have not previously provided it.

Please note:

  • Prescriptions are filled in the order in which they are received; this includes those sent electronically by University Health Center providers.
  • Please let the staff know that you are here and whether you will wait or come back later for your prescription.
  • If you have just left a health provider’s office and arrive immediately to the Pharmacy, please enter the pharmacy line to speak with a technician and let them know you would like to wait and have your RX filled as quickly as possible.

The pharmacy accepts many major prescription insurance plans such as but not limited to:

  • SHIP or Student Health Insurance Plan
  • Caremark
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • OptumRx
  • Aetna
  • Medco
  • Express Scripts
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Magellan

Methods of payment we accept include:

  1. Cash
  2. Check
  3. Terrapin Express
  4. Student Account
  5. Flexible Spending Account card
  6. Credit/Debit (Visa, Discover, American Express, and Mastercard)

University Health Center patients are not required to use the University Health Center Pharmacy for prescriptions written by our providers. 

FALL PHARMACY HOURS* *Hours subject to change
MONDAY 9:00am - 5:00pm
TUES 9:00am - 5:00pm
WEDNESDAY 9:00am - 5:00pm
THURSDAY 9:00am - 5:00pm
FRIDAY 9:00am - 5:00pm


Prescription Services

The pharmacy fills prescriptions from any (on- or off-campus) physician, dentist, or other medical provider. We accept prescriptions over the telephone and via fax directly from your provider's office, when legally permissible. At your request, the pharmacy can also call your provider's office for refills or new prescriptions and it can call other pharmacies to transfer your prescription(s) to our pharmacy.

A pharmacist is available to discuss your medication with you - it is important to communicate before you medicate.

Questions to ask when filling prescriptions or buying over-the-counter medications:

  • How often do I take this medication?
  • What is the proper way to store this medication?
  • What do I do if I miss a dose?
  • Will it interact with other medications I am taking?
  • How do I take this medication - on an empty stomach, with food, or does it matter?
  • Are there possible side-effects?


To refill your prescription you can:

1. Send the pharmacist a secure message through the patient portal 

  • On the left hand side, click "Messages" 
  • Click on the "New Message" button at the top of the page
  • Select "Request a Prescription Refill" and click on the blue "Continue" button
  • Complete the online form

Please allow 1-2 business days for your refill request to be completed. Please call the pharmacy for any urgent requests or questions.

2. Contact the pharmacy by calling (301) 314-8167. 

If you are calling the pharmacy outside of normal business hours, please leave a voicemail message and clearly provide the following information: 

  • Full Name and date of birth
  • University ID number
  • Prescription (RX) Number or name of the medication
  • Date and time you would like your prescription to be ready

Over-the-counter Medications

Over-the-Counter (OTC) medications/products are medications/products which do not require a prescription to be purchased.  Examples of OTCs include Sudafed (psuedoephedrine), Tylenol (acetaminophen), Aleve (naproxen), cold and cough preparations, diabetic supplies, pregnancy tests, vitamins, and bandages etc.

The pharmacy carries a varied selection of OTCs for  you to purchase at reasonable costs. The majority of OTC products that the pharmacy stocks are the generic products to help you save  money. A generic product (acetaminophen) contains the same active ingredient(s) as a brandname product (Tylenol) but is less expensive.  They are as effective as the brandname product. If there is a specific product that you would like but the pharmacy does not routinely stock, stop by or call (301) 314-8167 to see if it can be special ordered for you. 

To purchase Plan B One Step® without a prescription, the buyer must be at least 17 years of age and present proof of age (driver's license or passport) AND a valid University ID card.

The purchase of pseudoephedrine (Sudafed®) and pseudoephedrine-containing products requires a valid driver's license, passport, or other state- or federal-issued identification.  There are no exceptions.

A pharmacist is available to help you choose the appropriate OTC product for your needs.