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Pharmacy Services for Students


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The UHS Pharmacy is open Weekdays and Saturdays during the Fall and Spring semester. For a full list of hours, please visit the Pharmacy main page.

University Health Services Pharmacy 

New Prescriptions

The UHS Pharmacy will fill written, original prescriptions from a UHS clinician or from your own clinician. You may bring your prescription to the Pharmacy service window on the second floor (entry level) of the Student Health Center or the prescribing clinician may fax it to the pharmacy at 814.863.5371.

We cannot accept prescriptions:

Easy Prescription Refills

Need a prescription refilled? If you already have a prescription on file at the UHS Pharmacy, we offer two convenient ways to request refills. Your prescription will be ready for pickup within several hours after you place your order.

Free Sharps Containers

Penn State students on University Park campus who have to give themselves injections for diabetes and other medical disorders can get free "Sharps Containers" from the UHS Pharmacy. The red containers are used for the proper disposal of syringes in order to prevent unintentional "sticks" from the needles. Placing syringes in a Sharps Container protects anyone who would otherwise come in contact with improperly disposed syringes in the regular trash, including the students themselves, roommates, friends, and Penn State employees who empty the trash. However, the containers should not be overfilled with syringes sticking out of the top.

Students who use syringes for medical purposes should come to the UHS Pharmacy to pickup two free empty Sharps Containers. When one of the containers is filled to the appropriate level, they should bring it back to the Pharmacy. The UHS staff will give them another empty container, as well as handle the proper disposal of the full container. This service saves the student and others from the risks associated with disposing used syringes.

Payment Options

If you have one of the prescription plans listed below, we will submit the claim to your insurance company. You are responsible for the co-pay at the time of purchase.

If you do not have one of the prescription plans listed below, you must pay at the time of purchase by either having the charge billed to your Penn State student account or paying by check, cash, ATM, VISA, MasterCard or DISCOVER.


For your convenience, UHS is able to direct bill to some of the major 3rd party prescription cards.

You will have to pay the co-pay at the time of service and we will submit claims electronically for you. However, you must have your prescription card (or a complete copy, front and back) with you at the time of service.

If you don't have your card with you, you will either have to charge it to your student account or pay by cash, check, MasterCard or VISA. However, you may submit your pharmacy receipt to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please note: We cannot go back and bill your insurance company. So remember to bring your prescription card with you!

Please Note: Once medication has left the pharmacy, state regulations prohibit its return.

Additional Information

For more information about the UHS Pharmacy, please contact: University Health Services 814.865.9321 Toll Free: 800.821-7285 202 Student Health Center University Park, PA 16802 or you may e-mail your questions to:

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