Pharmacy

The pharmacy, operated by the OSU College of Pharmacy, is located on the first floor of the Plageman Building (Student Health Services) in Room 109. It is staffed by registered pharmacists, who are available five days a week to fill prescriptions, provide drug information, and answer health-related questions. In addition, a variety of over-the-counter (OTC) items are available for purchase by students at competitive prices. Payment on any pharmacy purchases can be made by check, cash, or charged to student accounts.

Hours and Phone

See Operating Hours for pharmacy hours. The phone number is 541-737-3491.

Eligibility for Care

  • Students: Prescription services are available.  We are able to bill pharmacy insurance for students. Please present your valid OSU identification card and any applicable pharmacy benefit insurance cards at each visit.
  • Faculty/Staff: Prescription services are available on a limited basis (ie. prescriptions for work related travel billed to an index).  We are unable to bill any pharmacy benefit insurance for faculty/staff.

Pharmacy Services

  • Prescriptions: The Student Health Services Pharmacy carries a wide range of prescription and over-the-counter medications, often at costs lower than what you'll find in many drug stores. We can fill prescriptions from any practitioner, not just providers on campus, and we may be able to special-order items for you within one business day.
    • Prescriptions may be brought in at least 15 minutes prior to closing to be filled on the same day. See Operating Hours for pharmacy hours.
    • Prescription refills can be requested online, by phone, or in person.
      • Online: Click here for the Refill Request Form.
      • Telephone: The pharmacy has a voicemail system where you may call ahead and leave your name, ID number, and prescription number (if you have it). Call 541-737-3491.
      • In person: To refill your prescription in person, just stop by the pharmacy during our business hours.
  • Prescription transfers: Prescriptions may be transferred to us from outside pharmacies. To transfer a prescription to us, please click here for the Transfer Request Form
    • Prescriptions at the Student Health Services Pharmacy can be transferred to another pharmacy by providing the new pharmacy with Student Health Services’ pharmacy phone number: 541-737-3491.
  • Insurance: Most third party insurance plans are accepted. Click here for a current list of Accepted Pharmacy Insurance Plans. The first time a student purchases a prescription at the Pharmacy, he or she will need to present a pharmacy insurance card. For those students enrolled in the University student health insurance plan, 90% of prescription costs are covered. Student health insurance must be purchased each term in order for prescriptions to be covered.
  • Methods of payment: You may pay in full at the time of your visit by cash or check, or charges can be placed on your OSU Student Account. NOTE: Credit and debit cards are NOT accepted at this time.
  • Drug Formulary: The prescription drugs we carry are determined by medications routinely prescribed by the Student Health Services medical staff. If we do not have an item you want, talk to one of our pharmacists.
  • Over-the-Counter Medications: The Student Health Services Pharmacy carries many medications that do not require prescriptions. Prices are subject to change and do not include sales tax. Generics are stocked if available. Limited quantities on-hand. 

Our Staff

  • Jennifer Davis, PharmD  (Director of Pharmacy)
  • Becky Russell, PharmD (Assistant Director of Pharmacy)
  • Christy Orwick, CPhT (Pharmacy Technician)

Other

We are a training site for pharmacy students from the OSU College of Pharmacy.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to providing quality assistance, recommendations, and counseling services on all health-related issues by direct interaction with our healthcare professionals.

Pharmacy FAQ

Does my prescription have to be from a provider at the Student Health Services?

No. Our phrarmacy accepts prescriptions from both in-house and outside physicians.

Do you automatically fill my prescription once my provider sends it to you?

No. The pharmacy fills prescriptions only upon request of the student. If the prescription is not requested to be filled within 2 hours of receipt, the prescription will be placed on hold until it is requested to be filled.

What information do you need to fill my prescription?

Bring your OSU Student ID with you. Also bring your Prescription Insurance Card. A valid government-issued photo ID is required for all controlled-substance prescriptions, so please bring your ID with you.

Can someone else (roommate, friend, family member, etc.) pick up my prescription(s) for me? 

Yes, if someone is going to pick up your order for you, you must call the Pharmacy and tell us who that will be. They must present valid picture ID.

How long does it take to fill a prescription?

It takes about 15-20 minutes to fill a prescription. There are certain situations that will increase normal wait time. Some patients have multiple prescriptions, insurance problems, the pharmacist might need to consult with the physicaian about a potential problem with the prescription, or a patient may need additional counseling by the pharmacist. All of these things may make your wait longer. The pharmacy staff is working as quickly as possible to accurately fill your prescriptions, check for potential drug interactions and/or drug allergies, follow all laws and regulations, and make sure that you feel comfortable with the medication that you are given and have had all of your questions answered before you leave the facility.

Does the pharmacy accept insurance?

Most third party insurance plans are accepted. Contact your insurance provider or check with our pharmacist to determine if your plan is accepted. We file claims to most insurance plans for you. We will need a copy of your pharmacy insurance card. Once we have this information we will keep it on file for you. For those students enrolled in the University Student Health insurance plan, 90% of the cost of your prescription(s) are covered.

What if I cannot find a copy of my pharmacy insurance card?

Please call your insurance company or your home pharmacy and ask for the following information: BIN, PCN, Group and ID numbers.

How do I refill a prescription at the Student Health Services pharmacy?

  • Online: Click here for the Refill Request Form
  • Telephone: The pharmacy has a voicemail system where you may call ahead and leave your name, ID number, and prescription number (if you have it). Call 541-737-3491.
  • In person: To refill your prescription in person, just stop by the Pharmacy during our business hours.

Can I transfer my prescription from another pharmacy to the Student Health Services pharmacy?

To transfer a prescription to us, please click here for the Transfer Request Form. Please allow one business day for us to complete the transfer and fill your medication.

What if my prescriber is in another city or state and my prescription runs out?

Your prescriber is welcome to send an electronic prescription, fax prescription, or phone in a prescription refill. Alternatively, you may make an appointment to see a provider at Student Health Services to discuss your continued care.

What forms of payment are accepted?

You may pay in full at the time of your visit by cash or check, or charges can be placed on your OSU student account. NOTE: credit and debit cards are NOT accepted at this time.

I'm going away for the summer (holidays, semester, etc). How can I be sure to have enough medication?

We will gladly work with your insurance company to see if they allow for a vacation supply. If there is no insurance involvement, you can get enough medication to last until you return. We can also transfer your prescription to your home town pharmacy for the break and transfer back any remaining refills when you return.

Does the pharmacy sell over-the-counter products?

Yes, the pharmacy has a variety of products available without a prescription. These products include medications for relief of pain, colds, coughs, allergies, nasal congestion, sore throat, diarrhea, acid reflux and other problems.

Can I purchase Pseudoephedrine products at the pharmacy?

No. Oregon law requires a prescription for products containing pseudoehedrine.

How can I get emergency contraception?

Plan B emergency contraceptive is available in our pharmacy and can be purchased without a prescription.

Where can I park?

The pharmacy offers free 30-minute parking spaces for pharmacy customers in the lot adjacent to the Plageman Building. Please park in a visitor spot and come into the pharmacy to ask for a temporary parking permit.

Pharmacy Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Advance PCS

  • Aetna

  • Anthem

  • Argus

  • ASOSU

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • CCARE - Family planning contraceptive support program.

  • CVS Caremark

  • Catalyst

  • Cigna

  • Express Scripts

  • HMO Oregon

  • MedImpact

  • Oregon Health Plan (and most CCO’s)

  • OSU Undergraduate Domestic Student Insurance (Aetna)

  • OSU Undergraduate International Student Insurance (Aetna)

  • OSU Graduate Student Insurance (PacificSource)

  • Providence

  • Restat

  • RxNet

  • RxOptions

  • RxPrime

  • Tricare

*The above list is not all inclusive and is subject to change at anytime.

NOTE: We are not currently contracted with OptumRX/United Health Care. 

Prescription Refill Request

The Student Health Services Pharmacy is pleased to accept your prescription refill requests over the Internet for prescriptions that are from the SHS Pharmacy using the form below.

If you would like us to transfer a prescription from another pharmacy, please use this form to submit the request: Transfer Request Form.

Please note the following:

  • If your prescription has authorized refills remaining, please allow 24 hours (1 business day) for processing of refill requests. If you need your prescription sooner, please call the pharmacy directly at 541-737-3491. 
  • If there are no remaining refills authorized, we must contact your clinician, which may delay processing of your request by 1-3 business days.
  • You MUST include your phone number and date of birth in the request form. Requests without phone numbers and date of birth will not be filled.

Please be prepared to present your student ID when you pick up your prescription.


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Prescription Transfer Request

The Student Health Services Pharmacy is pleased to transfer your prescription refill requests over the Internet for prescriptions that are from the SHS Pharmacy using the form below.

Please note the following:

  • It can take 1-3 business days to receive the prescription transfer from your home pharmacy.
  • If your prescription has authorized refills remaining at your home pharmacy, we can fill it immediately.
  • If there are no remaining refills authorized, we must contact your clinician, which will delay processing of your request (typically 1-3 business days).
    • Authorized and approved requests that are received before 1:00 p.m. will be filled the same business day.
    • Requests received later than 1:00 p.m. will be processed the next working day.
    • You MUST include your phone number and date of birth in the request form. Requests without phone numbers and date of birth will not be filled.

Please be prepared to present your student ID when you pick up your prescription.