Pharmacy Services for Students
Welcome, Penn State Students!
The UHS Pharmacy is happy to offer services for undergraduate and graduate students. Students new to the UHS Pharmacy should complete and submit the "Student Enrollment Form." Please note that Schedule II narcotics cannot be mailed. We encourage patients to refill maintenance medications with a 90-day supply or up to the plan maximum.
The UHS Pharmacy will be closed during the following periods:
- November 22-26, 2023
- December 22, 2023 - January 1, 2024
Key Prescription Deadlines:
- December 8 is the last day an order will be guaranteed to be processed as usual before winter break. Orders received after December 8 will not be guaranteed to be processed.
- December 11 will be the last day the pharmacy will ship to a campus mail address.
- December 12 any ordered for mail delivery will be sent to the home address on file and charged a $4.00 mailing fee.
- December 21 at 5:00 p.m. is the deadline for in-person pickup at the Student Health Center.
Faculty, staff and retirees are eligible to order refills 23 days early per insurance guidelines. Deducitbles need to be met again in January 2024.
- First-Time Pharmacy Customers
Students new to the UHS Pharmacy should complete and submit the "Student Enrollment Form."
- Filling a New Prescription
The Pharmacy will fill written, original prescriptions from a University Health Services clinician or outside health care provider. You may bring your prescription to the pharmacy service window, have your clinician fax it to the pharmacy at 814-863-5371, or mail it to:
202 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
We cannot accept prescriptions:
- By phone from your clinician
- By transfer from other pharmacies
Refilling a Prescription
Need a prescription refilled? If you already have a prescription on file at the University Health Services Pharmacy, we offer several convenient ways to request refills.
- Refills by Phone
You can call in your refill request 24/7 through our automated refill system. Just call 814-865-4748 (press 1). Be sure to have your prescription refill number handy - it is located on the left corner of the label.
Pickup & Delivery Options
- In-Person Pickup
In-person pick-up is now available! Stop by the Student Health Center to receive your prescription.
- Curbside Pickup
To utilize curbside pickup, please follow the steps below:
- The designated pharmacy spots in the Eisenhower parking deck will have a dedicated phone number posted for patients to call when in the garage waiting.
- A customer service representative will then deliver the prescription to the vehicle.
- All prescription costs/or copays will be placed on accounts and the patient will receive bills in the mail to avoid the exchange of money or credit cards.
- Campus Delivery (East Halls Only)
Students living in East Halls can now get their prescriptions delivered!
How do I start?
Call, 814-865-9321, or stop by the UHS Pharmacy to arrange delivery service
What can be shipped?
Recurring or acute prescriptions. Controlled substances, refrigerated items, or items that need to be mixed/prepared by a Pharmacist cannot be sent. You must pick those up in-person.
Will the Commons Desk know that it's my prescription?
No. No personal health information will be viewable by anyone outside of the Pharmacy.
How long is shipping?
Please allow 3 days for shipping and processing. Once delivered, you will be notified through your e-living account. It must be picked up within 5 days or it will be returned to the Pharmacy. If something is urgently needed, please pick it up in person.
- Home Delivery
The UHS Pharmacy is happy to offer students mail service for your prescriptions right to your home (Pennsylvania and Florida only). Please note that Schedule II narcotics cannot be mailed. A $4.00 monthly postage charge will be applied. We encourage patients to refill maintenance medications with a 90-day supply or up to the plan maximum.
Free Sharps Containers
Penn State students at the University Park campus who give themselves injections for diabetes and/or other medical conditions can get free sharps containers from the University Health Services Pharmacy. The red containers are used for the proper disposal of syringes in order to prevent unintentional needle sticks. Placing syringes in a sharps container protects anyone who might come in contact with improperly disposed syringes in the trash including students, roommates, friends, and Penn State employees who empty the trash. The containers should always be used as directed and never overfilled.
Students who use syringes for medical purposes may pick up two free sharps containers from the Pharmacy. When one of the containers is filled to the appropriate level, bring it back to the Pharmacy. Pharmacy staff will provide you with another empty container, and will properly handle the disposal of the full container.
The University Health Services Pharmacy is able to direct bill some major third-party insurance carriers for prescription services.
You are responsible for paying the co-pay at the time of service. The Pharmacy will submit an electronic claim to your insurance company on your behalf. Please be sure to have your insurance card available at the time of service.
If you are uninsured or do not have your insurance card with you, you may add your prescription service fees to your student account, or pay by cash, check, MasterCard, or Visa. Please note that in some instances you may be eligible to submit a pharmacy receipt to your insurance company for reimbursement; however, we cannot bill your insurance company retroactively so it is very important that you bring your prescription card with you to each pharmacy visit.
Following is a list of insurance carriers most commonly accepted by the University Health Services Pharmacy. To verify your coverage, please contact your insurance company.
- Accepted Insurances:
- Anthem Rx
- Express Scripts
- Future Scripts
- Independence Blue Cross
- United Health Care
- and more