Students and University employees no longer have to make the long trek down to Campus Health to refill a prescription or pick up an over-the-counter medication. Beginning this January, Campus Health opened a second location on the third floor of the Student Stores.
Amy Sauls, the Pharmacy Director, said the idea for the second location had been in the works for several years. “Administration within CHS have discussed that we would like to have a pharmacy that is more centrally located on campus, so that we could be more accessible for our students, faculty, and staff,” Sauls said.
The new pharmacy location is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with additional hours on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Campus Health Services hopes the pharmacy will be a convenient location for students to obtain their prescription medications. “The pharmacy accepts almost all insurance plans,” Sauls said. “We also offer students the ability to place their prescription charges, including prescription copays, on their student accounts.”
In addition to filling prescription medication, students can also receive flu vaccinations on a walk-in basis, as well as a wide selection of over-the-counter medication at low prices.
Students are not the only ones who stand to benefit from this new, centrally located pharmacy. Sauls hopes employees will utilize the pharmacy to fill their prescriptions on campus and avoid an extra step on their way home from work. Next fall, the pharmacy will expand its flu vaccinations to include employees as well.
“Many employees have remarked on how low our over-the-counter medications are priced,” Sauls said. “We accept almost all insurance plans, and we have a $4 medication list.”
Sauls said the pharmacy’s opening has been very well received. “We want to be seen as a resource to the University — a place where our students, faculty, and staff can obtain their prescription medications, flu vaccinations, and advice from our pharmacists in a way that is convenient, affordable, and easily accessible,” she said.