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.
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.
- 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 arrived immediately at 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
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Express Scripts
- Maryland Medicaid
Methods of payment we accept include:
- Student Account
- Flexible Spending Account card
- 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|
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:
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 (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.