About the UHC Pharmacy

The University Health Center Pharmacy staff is committed to providing quality pharmacy and health care services. We place an emphasis on individual patient counseling such as drug interactions, dosage, appropriate storage and side effects.

We take the time to fully explain the pharmacy experience, including insurance and reimbursement.

In addition to prescription drugs, we have a wide variety of non-prescription products available. UHC Pharmacy endeavors to provide the student a relationship with a pharmacist as both a provider of service and an educator.

We strive to provide the best care at the lowest possible price for the students, staff and faculty at the University of Nebraska.

What to Bring with You

  • Your Prescription - if a prescription drug

  • Pharmacy Insurance Card - if using insurance

  • Payment - Even insurance covered medicine often requires a co-payment or deductible
    The pharmacy accepts cash, checks, most major credit cards, N-Card
    - More information about paying your bill

  • If transferring a prescription, the label from the other pharmacy

  • Know your allergies and any other medications you currently take

  • Questions you might have for the Pharmacist - Private consultation is available

UHC Pharmacy FAQs

Who can use the UHC Pharmacy?

Pharmacy services are available for all University of Nebraska students and their immediate dependents, as well as University of Nebraska Lincoln faculty and staff and their immediate dependents. Students may continue to use the Pharmacy for the equivalent of one semester after they have left the University of Nebraska.

Can UNL staff and faculty use the Pharmacy?

Yes, staff and faculty have full access to all services of UHC Pharmacy.

Can I really save money by using the UHC Pharmacy?

Yes, most items are priced lower than community rates. We are members of a large multi-state government buying group that gives UHC Pharmacy access to preferential pricing. Our goal is to keep students healthy and in school, not to make money for the University. Call the Pharmacy at 402-472-7457 to get a price quote.

How long will it take to fill my prescription?

Times may vary. Your first visit will include gathering your personal information including insurance and allergies. Subsequent visits and refills should take just a matter of minutes.

Does the Pharmacy accept prescriptions written from non-UHC clinicians?

With a few exceptions, UHC Pharmacy accepts non-UHC and out-of-state prescriptions. Please consult Pharmacy staff for more information.

Can I transfer my prescription to the UHC Pharmacy?

Yes, you can transfer your prescription to UHC Pharmacy, providing that you have refills remaining. Bring your prescription container, with label, to UHC Pharmacy and we will quickly complete the process. Nebraska law does limit transfers to one transfer per prescription.

Can I phone ahead for my refill?

Yes. Have the prescription number (which is printed on the prescription container and on your Pharmacy receipt) handy, and call UHC Pharmacy at 402-472-7457. Your refill will be ready when you arrive at the Pharmacy.

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 so we can explain the drug to you personally. You can send someone else to pick up a refilled prescription. Call 402-472-7457 in advance to authorize another person to pick up the prescription refill. For your protection, the person picking up the prescription will be asked for identification.

Will my parents be notified about my prescriptions?

UHC Pharmacy will provide prescription information to you only, unless you give written authorization to release this information. However, if you are using insurance belonging to your parent(s), the insurance company may or may not contact the person responsible for that insurance policy. All UHC Pharmacy information is strictly confidential.

If I attend UNK, UNMC or UNO can I use UHC Pharmacy?

Yes, you have the same access to UHC Pharmacy as UNL students. However, for Non-UNL students, full payment must be made at the time the prescription is picked up.

If I have graduated, will the Pharmacy fill my prescriptions?

Yes, you may continue to use the UHC Pharmacy for one semester (or the summer) after you have left the University of Nebraska. However, after you have left the University full payment must be made at the time the prescription is picked up.

Patient Assistance Programs

Patient assistance programs are run by pharmaceutical companies. These programs help patients who qualify receive medication free of charge or at a reduced rate. Qualifications vary from company to company, but most are based on income and lack of prescription coverage.

The Health Center offers enrollment assistance at no charge. Call 402-472-5000 for more information.

Below are sites which provide a directory of available programs for a variety of needs:

  • - NeedyMeds has information on medicine health care assistance programs.
  • - RxAssist offers a comprehensive database of patient assistance programs, as well as practical tools, news, and articles so that health care professionals and patients can find the information they need.
  • - Through this site, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 180 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. To access the Partnership for Prescription Assistance by phone, you can call toll-free, 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669).

What We Offer

Non-Prescription Products
Pain relievers Decongestants Cough syrups Antihistamines Vitamins Throat lozenges
Diabetic supplies Insulin Stop smoking aids Contraceptive items Anti-diarrhea meds Lip balms
Cold sore medications Soaps Acne preparations Body oils Skin lotions Moisturizers
Sun tan lotion Antibiotic ointment Women's health items Eye drops Contact lens solutions Antacids
Laxatives First aid supplies Band-aids Hemorrhoid ointment Medicated shampoo Insect repellent