University Health Service

a doctor

Make Pharmacy part of your visit to UHS. We want to be your pharmacy of choice!

We offer a phone refill line! See Can I Phone Ahead for Refills?

Location: First floor

Telephone: 734-764-7387 (general) or 734-764-4180 (prescription refill requests)

Fax: 734-647-8777

Department hours:*

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
8 AM - 5:30 PM
8 AM - 4:30 PM
9 AM - 5:30 PM
9 AM - 4:30 PM
8 AM – 4:30 PM
8 AM – 4:30 PM
9 AM - noon
Closed; Saturday clinics will resume
Aug 30

*Hours may vary during semester breaks and holidays.

On this page:


  • Prescription drugs - a full array
  • Over-the-counter (non-prescription) products at competitive prices, plus discount coupons for safer sex, cold care and nicotine replacement products. For a product list, see brochure near the Pharmacy display cabinet.

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
  • Committed to providing quality pharmaceutical services with 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 Pharmacy accepts multiple prescription drug plans (This list is not comprehensive and is subject to change - please consult staff for questions):

  • Most Michigan BlueCross-BlueShield Plans
  • Several Paid Medco Prescription Programs
  • Aetna Student Health domestic and international prescription plans
  • Health Alliance Prescription Drug Plan (HAP)
  • Express Scripts
  • Priority Health
  • Cigna Prescription Programs
  • MedImpact Prescription Insurance Drug Plan

Some prescription insurance plans cover the full prescription cost, while others require co-payment. Payment is expected at 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.

Does the Pharmacy accept prescriptions written by out-of-state physicians?
Yes, with a few exceptions. Consult Pharmacy staff for more information.

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.

Can I phone ahead for refills? 
Yes, here's how:

  • 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.

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.