HOURS (subject to change during holidays/breaks) Fall/Spring: M-F 8am-4:30 pm; Sun 12-4pm Summer: M-F 8am-4:30pm
The UF Student Health Care Center Pharmacy is a full-service facility staffed by licensed pharmacists who fill prescriptions written by either in-house medical staff or licensed medical providers from other facilities.
Low-cost health and beauty items such as shampoo, cold medications, skin care products, pain relievers, and first-aid products are also available.
There is limited parking for Student Health Care Center patients in the front of the building (Infirmary – on Fletcher Drive). If you are driving to pick up your prescription, then please get a parking permit for your vehicle from the front door screener. This permit is only good for the day of your visit.
Please note: The gated parking lot next to the infirmary building is NOT for SHCC patient parking. Visitors who park there will be ticketed.
Prescriptions and refills
- ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTIONS: The SHCC Pharmacy accepts electronic prescriptions from any physician in the U.S. that subscribes to the Surescripts network. Details at LearnAboutEPrescriptions.com.
- Enroll in the Refill Reminder Service.
- Prescription Transfer Requests
- REFILL OPTIONS:
- Call the (352) 392-1760 and press 1.
- Order refills through the Online Refill Service.
We accept insurance!
The SHCC Pharmacy accepts a variety of commercial prescription plans when the associated plan’s card is presented at the time of purchase. Contact us directly at (352) 392-1760 with any questions regarding prescription coverage.Even without insurance our prices are often comparable to community pharmacies, so we encourage you to call for up-to-date pricing on any medications you may need.
Compare our prices! The State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration provides performance outcome and financial data pursuant to Florida Statute 408.05(3)(k). This data can be found at FloridaHealthFinder.gov.
PLEASE NOTE: Mixing various prescription and non-prescription medications—including supplements and vitamins—can result in serious, life-threatening drug interactions. NEVER take prescription medications not prescribed to you by a licensed medical professional, and make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist everything you’re taking, even if it seems harmless to you. Additionally, sharing your prescription medications with friends or family can end in dangerous health consequences for them—and serious legal complications for you.
Medication information and questions
If you have questions about your medication or need to speak to a pharmacist, call (352) 392-1760 or (866) 941-1760 during normal business hours.
- Side effects: Contact your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may also report side effects directly to the FDA: (800) FDA-1088 [800-332-1088].
- SafeMedication.com: A helpful site that provides a searchable drug database offering comprehensive, easy-to-read information on more than 700 medications.
Please take the proper steps to ensure you avoid medication mistakes. This includes:
1. Find out the name of your medication. Rather than simply letting your doctor write a prescription and send you on your way, be sure to ask the name of the medication. SHCC recommends taking a photo of your medication labels to keep track of the name, dose strength and directions.
2. Ask questions about how to use the medication. Take notes or ask your doctor to write down instructions or other information that is important to know about your medication or condition to help you remember.
3. Know what your medication is for. It’s important to understand your medication because you are more likely to use it correctly, more likely to know what to expect from the medication, and better able to report what you are using and problems to your doctors and pharmacist.
4. Read medicine labels and follow directions. Before you use any medication, you should know when to use it, how much to use, and how long to use it. Be sure to read the medication label every time. There are (free) refill reminder apps available for patients to document and stay on schedule with medications. Be sure to set a reminder when it’s time for your next dose.
5. Keep all of your health care providers informed about your medications and dietary supplements (including vitamins and herbals). Make it a habit of keeping all of your health care professionals informed about everything that you use will help ensure that you do not use two medicines with the same active ingredient or use anything that will interact with something else you are using.
Safe medication disposal
Patients with an expired, unused or unwanted medication looking to dispose their prescription can visit our Prescription Drug Disposal Cabinet at the SHCC Pharmacy. The following items are prohibited from being placed in the unit:
- Anything that originates from SHCC
- Needles (i.e. Sharps)
- Hydrogen Peroxide
Simply take your medications to one of the convenient locations listed or call the Alachua County Hazardous Waste Collection Center at (352) 334-0440 for more information.