About Our Pharmacy
Our Pharmacy is conveniently located inside the Student Health Center lobby, just steps from our clinic. We offer a small formulary of common prescription medications and over the counter items. Typical wait time is just 15 minutes.
Our Pharmacy carries many common prescription items as well as over-the-counter medications and toiletries used by college-age students. We can fill any legal prescription, including ones from your family physician, provided the medication is stocked in our pharmacy. Refills may be requested via the SHC’s phone, website or mobile app. The pharmacy bills your purchases to your student account. We now accept Flexible Spending Cards as well.
The pharmacy is open Monday – Thursday 8am – 5pm and Friday 9am – 5pm during summer and interim terms. During the fall and spring semesters, the pharmacy is open Monday – Thursday 8am – 7:30pm and follows clinic hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please remember to bring your ACTion card and pharmacy insurance card. If you have any questions about your prescription or any of our over-the-counter products, feel free to call us at (205) 348-6276.
Hours of Operation
Summer & Interim Terms
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday – Closed
Fall & Spring Semesters
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday- 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday- 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Over the Counter Items (OTC)
The Student Health Center Pharmacy carries a small selection of over the counter items available for purchase. These items will be billed to the student’s account.
- Cough & cold
- Personal hygiene
We recommend all students have a first aid kit available to them on campus. For our list, see the First Aid Kit page.
Our Pharmacists are available to offer counseling (free of charge) to discuss your medications, health concerns or to recommend OTC products to treat short-term illnesses that don’t require a doctor’s visit.
New Prescriptions & Refills
SHC Pharmacy can fill any legal prescription for current students who present their ID. Students should also present their insurance card at the time of fill. Prescriptions may be from outside providers as well as from our own clinic. We accept written, call-in, fax, and E-Script prescriptions. If the student has current refills at another pharmacy, we will be glad to transfer the prescriptions to our pharmacy.
We accept Flex Benefit Cards or we can bill charges to the student’s account, which is payable through Student Receivables or MyBama. We are also capable of billing most major commercial insurances.
The Student Health Center Pharmacy can process most commercial insurances. We submit claims to the insurance provider and bill the copay to the student’s account or to their Flexible Spending Card. If the student’s insurance is not one that we have contract with, the student will have the option to bill their student account with the full amount and try to file a paper claim with their insurance on their own.
The University of Alabama offers a student insurance plan. For more information, please see our University Sponsored Health Insurance page.