Make our pharmacy part of your visit to UHS – we want to be your pharmacy of choice!
On the first floor of UHS, 207 Fletcher St.
See also Location, Parking, and Transportation
734-764-7387 (general) or
734-764-4180 (prescription refill requests)
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch 12:30-1 p.m.)
Three easy ways to request prescription refills
- Use the PocketRx app, anywhere, anytime: Download the PocketRx app from Apple app store or Google Play app store, then enter zip code 48109 to find our pharmacy
- If you have your prescription number (printed on container label or Pharmacy computer receipt), call 734-764-4180. Leave a voicemail message with requested information.
- If you do not have your prescription number, call 734-764-7387 instead.
- In person at the UHS Pharmacy
Nationwide shortage of ADHD medications
The UHS Pharmacy is working diligently to keep the common doses and formulations of ADHD medications in stock. A nationwide shortage is making this difficult. If you have difficulty continuing your current dose of medication we recommend you work with your pharmacy and doctor to see if a combination of strengths or another formulation is available.
We offer non-prescription items at competitive prices.
Generic Plan B is now available at the UHS Pharmacy for $10. This is a significant cost saving over other retail pharmacies for those without prescription insurance coverage.
For a complete product list, see the brochure near the Pharmacy display cabinet.
UHS Pharmacy carries the following test kits and medications to detect and treat COVID-19.
- BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test is available over-the-counter, no prescription necessary. Insurance may cover the cost. If paying out-of-pocket, the cost to U-M students is $23.99 for a 2 test kit. It uses an easy nasal swab and you have results in 15 minutes. How to use the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test (step by step).
- Paxlovid is a prescription medication under Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA that is recommended for early-stage treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 among persons at high risk for progression to severe disease. Paxlovid treatment helps prevent hospitalization and death due to COVID-19. There is no out-of-pocket cost for this medication if prescribed by your clinician.
Who can use the UHS Pharmacy?
If you are among the following groups, you are eligible to use the UHS Pharmacy. You are not required to use our Pharmacy, however, we would like to be your pharmacy of choice.
- UHS patients
- Currently enrolled U-M students
- U-M faculty and staff
Commitment to quality
- Fully licensed and accredited by AAAHC.
- Committed to providing quality pharmaceutical services with an emphasis on individual patient counseling about such issues as drug interaction, dosage, appropriate storage, and side effects.
- An academic training site for the U-M College of Pharmacy Experiential Program.
Insurance and payment
The UHS Pharmacy accepts multiple prescription drug plans. The following list is not comprehensive and is subject to change, please consult staff for questions:
- Blue Care Network (BCN) U-M Student Insurance Plans (domestic and international)
- Most Michigan BlueCross-BlueShield Plans
- CVS Caremark
- Several Paid Medco Prescription Programs
- Health Alliance Prescription Drug Plan (HAP)
- Express Scripts
- Priority Health
- Cigna Prescription Programs
- Magell, a U-M plan
Some prescription insurance plans cover the full prescription cost, while others require co-payment. Payment is expected at the time of service unless the situation is an emergency and special arrangements are made with the Pharmacy. See Payment for options.
Frequently asked questions
How long will it take to fill my prescription?
Times vary. Processing involves legal obligations, and although staff work as efficiently as possible, complications regarding prescription clarification, insurance coverage, etc. may lengthen the wait.
How will I know when my prescription is ready?
You can wait for it, or you can choose to be notified via email or text when it's ready for pick-up.
Can I transfer my prescription to (or from) the UHS Pharmacy?
Yes, provided you have refills remaining. Consult Pharmacy staff, who will explain this process.
Does the Pharmacy accept prescriptions written by out-of-state physicians?
Yes, with a few exceptions. Consult Pharmacy staff for more information.
Can I send someone else to pick up my prescription?
Prescription information is confidential by law, so we prefer that you pick up a new prescription. However, you can send someone else to pick up a refilled prescription. Call ahead to authorize another person to pick up. He or she must present identification to the Pharmacy. If you prefer, you can also provide written authorization.
Will my parents be notified about my prescription(s)?
Typically, UHS Pharmacy will provide prescription information to you only. However, note there are some exceptions:
- If you are under 18 years old.
- If you give written authorization to release this information.
- If you are using insurance belonging to your parent(s), the insurance company may contact the person responsible for that insurance policy.
If I have graduated, will the Pharmacy refill my prescriptions?
Yes, provided you have refills remaining, you may have access to all your refills within the legal one-year time frame, even after graduation.
Safe medication disposal
As part of our commitment to safety, the UHS Pharmacy offers Safe Medication Disposal, available any time that UHS is open.