Pharmacy Services

Location and Hours

Pharmacy services are available to all Student Health patients. 

The Monroe Park Campus clinic houses an on-site pharmacy staffed by a full-time Pharmacist, a part-time Pharmacist, and two full-time Certified Pharmacy Technicians. 

  • The pharmacy is open Monday-Thursday, 9am to 5pm; Friday, 10am to 5pm.  The pharmacy is closed daily from 12 noon to 1pm.
  • A 24-hour phone-in refill line is available at 804-828-7734.

The VCU Medical Center Campus clinic does not offer a full on-site pharmacy, but it does offer over-the-counter medications for purchase to all VCU students.  Students on the VCU Medical Center Campus have the option of using the Student Health Pharmacy to fill prescription medications by:

  • Going directly to the pharmacy at the Monroe Park Campus clinic OR
  • Using a free courier service that delivers prescriptions to the VCU Medical Center clinic once daily.
Payment Methods

Students are responsible for the cost of all medications dispensed.  Prices vary and are subject to change.  For specific questions regarding pricing, contact the pharmacy at 804-828-7734. 

  • Student Health only accepts major credit cards, debit cards, Rambucks, Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay as methods of payment.
  • Insurance cards are not accepted; however, the cost of many prescriptions through Student Health is less than what is charged at retail pharmacies.  Students who use the Student Health Pharmacy may submit receipts to their insurance providers for reimbursement as applicable.
Prescription Medications

Prescription medications are available on-site at the Student Health Pharmacy located in the Monroe Park Campus clinic.  However, students also have the option of filling their prescriptions at an outside pharmacy of their choice.

If patients choose to fill prescription medications at the Student Health Pharmacy, only prescriptions written by a Student Health provider can be dispensed at our pharmacy.  Prescriptions written by outside providers can be rewritten by a Student Health provider during a scheduled appointment.

Prescription Transfers To and From Outside Pharmacies

To transfer a prescription TO the Student Health Pharmacy, the student may give our pharmacy staff the outside pharmacy’s information to obtain the transfer, as long as the prescription was originally written by a Student Health provider.

To transfer a prescription FROM the Student Health Pharmacy to an outside pharmacy, the student should contact the outside pharmacy and give them their name, date of birth, prescription number or drug name, and the Student Health Pharmacy’s phone number (804-828-7734).  The outside pharmacy will then contact Student Health to have the prescription(s) transferred.

Over-the-Counter Medications

A wide variety of over-the-counter (OTC) medications are available for purchase at both campus clinics.  Prices are very reasonable in an effort to provide affordable services to our students.  Click on the link to view a complete list of our OTC products and prices.  

  • Students do not have to be patients of Student Health in order to purchase OTC products from our clinics.
  • OTC medications include pain relievers, cough and cold medicines, gastrointestinal products, vitamins, and more.  
  • Miscellaneous items include thermometers, band-aids, tablet splitters, hand sanitizer, tampons, etc.  
Contraceptive Items

Contraceptive items such as condoms, lubricants, and Plan B (emergency contraception) can be purchased without a prescription.  Latex condoms cost $3 for 6, and non-latex condoms cost $7 for 6.

Prescription contraceptive methods such as hormonal birth control pills, the NuvaRing, and the Depo Provera injection are available with a prescription from the clinic.  Students can schedule appointments with our medical providers for in-depth birth control consultations.

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