How to Get a Prescription
University Health Services can fill prescriptions from a doctor at UHS and from other providers in the community (as long as the medication is not a contraceptive)
Please take your prescription to the UHS Lindner Pharmacy located on main campus to have it filled or have the provider FAX the prescription to us at 513-556-1523 (pharmacy) or 513-556-1337 (medical records fax). Students may also drop off prescriptions at the UHS Holmes Location on the medical campus. It will generally take 2-3 business days for it to be available for pick up at the UHS Holmes Location.
Prescription Pick Ups
All prescriptions will be filled and available for pick up at the UHS Lindner Location (Main Campus).
Students may also request that prescriptions be picked up at the UHS Holmes Location (Medical Campus).
- It will generally take 2-3 business days for it to be available for pick up at Holmes.
- Prescriptions must be picked up no later than 4:00 p.m. at the UHS Holmes location.
Students may also request that others pick up their prescriptions. Please alert the staff at the location of your pick-up that someone else will be picking up your prescription on your behalf.
Transferring Prescriptions to University Health Services:
If you have an active prescription at another pharmacy and would like to transfer it to the UHS pharmacy, please call us or bring your prescription with the prescription number and phone number of the pharmacy you most recently received it from and we will call and transfer.
Remember to make sure the medication is on the formulary. To find out if your prescription is on the formulary, please call us at 513-556-6091.
Transferring Prescriptions to Another Pharmacy:
All UHS prescriptions can be transferred to another pharmacy. Please take or call the pharmacy you wish to go to and give them our prescription number and phone number. They will call us for the information. Be sure to contact the other pharmacy during the UHS Pharmacy hours (Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to assure that we are open when they call to transfer.
I have UC Student Health Insurance. How much will my prescriptions cost?
As long as your medication is on formulary, a one month supply of medication will be a $30.00 co-pay for brand-name medication and a $15.00 co-pay for generic medication. The copay for brand name medication for which there is a generic equivalent commercially available is $ 60.00 for a month supply. To find out if your medication is on the formulary, please call the University Health Services (UHS) pharmacy at 513-556-6091.
The UC Student Health Insurance limits co-payment to once per month per prescription. If you want to purchase additional months of medication usually covered by UC Student Health Insurance, you will have to pay the full amount of the medication and submit a claim form to the insurance company. Sometimes authorization is required to fill a prescription early or provide more than a monthly supply.
I have Private Health Insurance. How much will my prescriptions cost?
We accept a number of outside insurance cards. Costs vary according to your plan coverage. Contact your insurance company to see if we are a provider pharmacy on your plan. You must have an insurance prescription card in order for the UHS pharmacy to process your prescription. Please make sure you have it with you. Also, we can fill your prescription if you do not have insurance. Full payment for medication is expected at time of pick-up.
Note: Even if the UHS pharmacy is not a provider pharmacy on your plan, it may be more convenient to have it filled with the UHS pharmacy providing it is an inexpensive medication.
Other Frequently Asked Questions:
- What if my medication is not on the formulary or what if the UHS Pharmacy is closed?
If you have UC Student Health Insurance, the UHS pharmacy can order it to be purchased by the entire stock bottle/unit. The student must pay the full price of the medication and submit claim form for reimbursement from the insurance company. Please note that the UHS pharmacy cannot order certain medication, including most schedule II medications. You can fill your prescription at any retail pharmacy.
You will pay the full price of the medication and mail your claim form to the insurance company. Once you have reached your $300.00 deductible for the insurance year (for ANY medical reason, not just prescriptions), the insurance will reimburse you 80% of the out-of-pocket cost for the prescriptions. There are multiple pharmacies within walking distance of UC's campus.
- I've heard that birth control pills are free now, is that true?
In accordance to The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, forms of GENERIC birth control (tablets, injections) are covered at a zero out of pocket cost through Student Health Insurance for the 2015 - 2016 insurance year.
Brand name formulations (tablets) will STILL BE SUBJECT TO THE $30.00 COPAY for a month supply and a $60.00 copay for a month supply of a brand name medication that has a generic equivalent that is commercially available.
- Can I transfer my UHS prescription to another pharmacy?
Yes, just take or call the pharmacy you wish to go to and give them our prescription number and phone number. They will call us for the information. Be sure to contact the other pharmacy during the UHS Pharmacy hours (Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm) to assure that we are open when they call to transfer.
- Can I get my diabetic supplies from the UHS pharmacy?
Yes, the UHS Student Health Insurance plan covers diabetic testing supplies/insulin, but supplies are limited, so they may need to be ordered. You can pay your co-pay on diabetic testing strips/lancets/syringes and will need a valid prescription to insure coverage.
- I have left over medication that I no longer need; can I return it for credit?
No. We cannot take back a medication that has left the pharmacy due to state law and health regulations.
- What types of payment do you accept?
Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Bearcat card are accepted.
- Can I purchase Over-the-Counter (OTC) medications from the UHS pharmacy
to basic analgesics/fever reducers, cough/cold preparations, allergy medications, iron supplements, and topical creams.
- Is the UHS pharmacy open during summer and winter break?
We are open during summer break for normal operating hours. We are open during winter break but may have times when we are closed and please remember; the UHS Pharmacy is closed during most UC holidays or has reduced operating hours. It is always best to check the UHS web site for the most up to date information.
- I'm unclear about something regarding my medication. Is it a bother to call and ask the pharmacist about it?
No. If you are unsure about anything involving your medication please feel free to call and talk to a pharmacist. That's the reason we are here. Please call us at 513-556-6091.