Pharmacy

woman's hand holding a prescription bottle.

You can get prescriptions filled and purchase over-the-counter (OTC) medications at the UB Student Health Pharmacy, and at nearby off-campus pharmacies. OTC medications are also available at numerous on-campus locations.

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UB Student Health Pharmacy in Michael Hall is now open

2/17/2020: The pharmacy in the basement of Michael Hall on South Campus is now open. 

Pharmacy and Prescription Services

Located in Michael Hall on UB’s South Campus, the UB Student Health Pharmacy offers:

  • Prescription fulfillment
  • Diabetic supply services
  • Pharmacist consultation
  • Email and text alerts for prescription refills

Insurance Coverage

The UB Student Health Pharmacy accepts the student health insurance plans offered through UB. 

Any registered UB student, regardless of insurance plan, can:

  • Ask their medical provider (including UB Health Services) to select this pharmacy as their preferred pharmacy for prescribed medications
  • Purchase over-the-counter medications at this pharmacy

Billing

Your prescription will be billed to your insurance plan if you have one of the following health insurance coverage plans:

  • UB BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York
  • SUNY International United Health Care Student Resources plan
  • UB Research Foundation UMR plan

Applicable copays are due at the time of prescription pick-up.

If you have alternate health insurance (not one of the plans listed above), you will be charged at the time of sale. (Even if you have alternate health insurance, you may still want to contact us to check the costs associated with your prescription; there are times when the UB Student Health Pharmacy bill will be less than your co-pay or cost at a retail, off-campus pharmacy.)

Prescription Delivery Service

The UB Student Health Pharmacy can mail your prescriptions to your on- or off-campus address via UPS, and the shipping is free. Please note that medications cannot be mailed to an out-of-country address. To request delivery, please visit or call the UB Student Health Pharmacy during their open hours.

Over-The-Counter Medications

You can buy over-the-counter (OTC) medications at discounted prices through the UB Student Health Pharmacy. OTC medications include:

  • Antihistamines
  • Decongestants
  • Pain relievers
  • Cough medications
  • Topical creams and ointments
  • Emergency contraception

Payment Options

For buying over the counter medications, paying copays, or paying out-of-pocket for your prescription medication, you can use:

  • Campus Cash
  • Personal check
  • Credit cards
  • Bill to student account

Contact the Pharmacy

Location

UB Student Health Pharmacy

D-17 Michael Hall (Basement)

3435 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-2368

Fax: (716) 829-2531

Email

Hours

Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Summer Semester

Tuesday & Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Additional Resources and Locations

Over-The-Counter

  • Campus Shops carries some OTC and personal care products in stores and vending units on-campus.
  • Located in The Commons (UB’s campus shopping mall on North Campus), CVS sells some over-the-counter OTC medications, but does not have an on-site pharmacy.

Off-Campus Pharmacies

If the UB Student Health Pharmacy is closed (or for students who want to use their alternate insurance coverage), there are many retail pharmacies in the local area, with some locations open 24 hours a day. Check with your health insurance provider to find your preferred pharmacy.

Sexual Health Supplies and Tests

Students have access to safer sex supplies, emergency contraception, STI tests and pregnancy tests.

> Learn more about sexual health supplies and tests