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Services during COVID-19

  • SHS Pharmacy will be OPEN during Spring quarter:   Mon-Wed & Fri (8am-4pm), Thurs (9am-4pm

  • UC SHIP allows us to write refills for a 90 day supply for SHIP patients now and through the Spring Quarter. 

  • Please contact your PCP through MyStudentChart or call our SHS Pharmacy at 858-534-2135 to ask for refills. 

  • We are able to FedEx your prescriptions and any over-the-counter items to any house or apartment address in California. We can also send prescriptions to outside pharmacies.  Call our pharmacist if you need this service: 858-534-2135 and please give us 3-4 days to process your prescription request.

​For after-hours advice, use MyStudentChart or call the main phone number 858-534-3300 and select the "Advice Nurse" option.

The Student Health Pharmacy is available to all registered students with student health copays.  For 30 days prescriptions, $5 generic, $10 brand, $40 non-formulary.

At retail pharmacies, $10 generic, $40 brand, $100 non-formulary.  We also fill 90 days prescriptions where applicable, where retail pharmacies cannot.

Students with SHIP insurance maximize their pharmacy benefit by using the SHS Pharmacy.

How to Fill a Prescription Written by a Non-SHS Provider

Prescriptions written by a healthcare provider outside Student Health can be filled at SHS in one of these ways:
  • Ask your healthcare provider to e-prescribe your prescription to UCSD Student Health Services Pharmacy or call (858)534-2135.
  • Drop off an original prescription to the Student Health Pharmacy located in the lobby​

How to transfer an existing prescription from an outside pharmacy to the SHS pharmacy

Call us at (858) 534-2135 during business hours and give us the name and phone number of the pharmacy and the name or prescription number of the medication. Allow 24 hours to transfer medications to our pharmacy.

Note, we only bill the SHIP insurance plan, so if you have private health insurance, you would pay the retail price and then submit a claim to your insurance company for reimbursement.

When Will My Prescription be Ready for Pickup?

​We will call you only if there is a problem with refilling your prescription request. Otherwise your prescription will be filled in 24-48 hours. You will be contacted by your provider through a secure message to your UCSD email address if you need to be seen by your provider, or if your provider has any questions for you.

Emergency Contraception​

ECP is available without a prescription at the SHS Pharmacy. The cost is approximately $20.00 plus tax.


Over-the-counter items such as cough and cold remedies, first aid supplies, lotions, ointments, contraceptives, and contact lens products are for sale at reduced student health prices.

Drug Formulary

If you have questions regarding the Drug Formulary or list of covered medications, please call Optum Member Services at 844-265-1879. Optum is the UC SHIP carrier for pharmacy benefits. 

As there may be some availability exceptions, please call and speak with one of our pharmacists if you have questions 858-534-2135.

If you need assistance, call us at 858-534-2135.