- University of Nebraska-Lincoln students
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty and staff
- Immediate dependents of students, faculty and staff
- No pharmacy services are covered by student fees. Ibuprofen, antacid, and acetaminophen are available in 24-hour doses at no cost.
Hours of Service
Monday and Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Services Covered By Student Fees
Competitive medication pricing and exceptional customer service
We fill prescriptions from University Health Center medical providers, non-health center providers and providers from out of state. To transfer your current prescriptions to the health center, bring in the bottle with the label indicating you have refills remaining. We recommend requesting refills 48 hours in advance if you do not have refills remaining.
OTC items are medications or products that do not require a prescription to be purchased. Examples include medicines, pregnancy tests and emergency contraception, vitamins, bandages, etc. Our pharmacy team can help you choose the appropriate items for your needs.
Most of our products are $5 or less and offered at a lower rate than what students may find at off-campus drug stores. The pharmacy offers free 24-hour doses of ibuprofen, antacid and acetaminophen upon request.
We offer mostly generic products to save students money. Generic products are made of the same active ingredients as brand-name products and are just as effective. If there is a product you need that we do not routinely stock, let us know so that we can try to special order it for you.
Know Before You Go
- Bring your prescription insurance information with you. Actual card or a photo of the front and back of your card will do. Please note that some insurance providers have separate medical and prescription cards, in which case you will need to bring your prescription card only.
- The pharmacy accepts most major prescription insurance plans. The pharmacy also accepts cash, check NCard, Health Savings Account cards and major credit cards.
- Full payment is required at the time of pick up. We cannot bill student accounts.
Ask The Pharmacist
Our pharmacy team’s goal is to ensure all students fully understand the medication they are prescribed. Here are questions to ask when filling prescriptions or buying over-the-counter items:
- How often should I take this medication?
- Will it interact with other medications I’m taking?
- Can I take this on an empty stomach or with food?
- What are the possible side effects?
- How should I store the medication?
- What do I do if I miss a dose?
Safe Medication Disposal
Don’t flush or throw away those unwanted or unused medications. Protect the environment and prevent drug abuse and overdose by using our safe medication disposal box, located near the drop-off counter in the pharmacy. The box is available when the University Health Center is open. There is no need to speak to anyone to deposit the medications.
We accept prescription medications (both controlled and non-controlled), OTC medications and liquids less than 4 oz in a Ziplock bag. We cannot accept illegal drugs, needles or syringes, sharps containers, medical devices or batteries, aerosol cans or inhalers, chemicals, mercury-containing devices, radio-pharmaceuticals and liquid antineoplastic agents.
Meet Our Staff
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take to fill my prescription?
Times may vary, but most same-day refills are fulfilled within 20 minutes. To save you waiting time, we recommend requesting a refill 24 hours prior to pickup. Your first visit will include gathering your personal information and allergies. Bring your insurance card or a copy/photo of both sides of the card with you to your visit. Please note that some insurance providers have separate medical and prescription cards, in which case you will need to bring your prescription card only.
Can I request refills in advance?
Yes. Have the prescription number (printed on the prescription container and on your pharmacy receipt) handy. We recommend requesting refills 48 hours in advance if you do not have refills remaining
Can I send someone else to pick up my prescription?
Prescription information is confidential by law, so we prefer for you to 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?
We 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 University Health Center pharmacy information is strictly confidential.
Are there restrictions for purchasing Plan B One Step?
There is no longer an age limit to purchase Plan B, and identification is no longer required.
Are there restrictions for purchasing Sudafed or products containing pseudoephedrine?
Yes. The buyer must present a valid government-issued photo ID — no exceptions.
If I attend UNK, UNMC or UNO, can I use the University Health Center pharmacy?
Yes, you have the same access to the University Health Center pharmacy as University of Nebraska-Lincoln students.
Can I use the University Health Center after I leave the university?
Students may use the health center pharmacy for one semester after they have left the university.
Do you have information about patient assistance programs that may help me cover the cost of my medication?
Patient assistance programs are run by pharmaceutical companies. These programs help patients who qualify to 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 University Health Center offers enrollment assistance at no charge. Call 402-472-5000 for more information.
Below are sites that provide a directory of available programs for a variety of needs: