Hours and Information
Open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed 12:30 –1:00 p.m. for lunch
We are closed on weekends and UCI holidays.
During the academic year and in addition to its regular hours of operation, the Student Health Center is open on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and on Tuesdays until 7:00 p.m. There are no extended hours during the Summer months. SHC is closed on all University holidays and on any Saturday immediately following a University holiday that falls on a Friday (e.g., Cesar Chavez Day and Thanksgiving) or prior to a University holiday that is observed on a Monday (e.g., MLK Day; Presidents' Day; Memorial Day; Labor Day). This extended hours schedule is subject to change without notice.
The mission of our Pharmacy is service. Our Service Directive is to provide students and patients with individualized, comprehensive, accurate, convenient and professional pharmacy products and therapeutic drug counseling. This is provided to you at competitive, discounted pricing backed by the major purchasing power of the entire University of California system.
As part of our comprehensive service orientation, we are the only Student Health Pharmacy in the UC system that is set up to process major pharmacy insurance cards. We welcome patrons with the GSHIP, USHIP or most other pharmacy insurance plans, as well as patrons with prescriptions from the Gottschalk Medical Plaza, the UC Irvine Medical Center, and all licensed health care practitioners, as long as the patient is a student, faculty or staff, or one of their dependents.
How To Get Your Prescriptions Filled
Prescriptions written by Student Health Center staff or your personal physician may be filled at the Student Health Pharmacy; prices are usually lower than the commercial pharmacies. Note: Since prescription renewals (birth control pills, antihistamines, etc.) may require medical review, an appointment with the Medical Clinic may be necessary; please plan ahead so that you will not let your medicine run out.
Although we do carry a comprehensive stock of pharmaceuticals, there may be times when a prescribed item will not be on our shelves. In most of these instances, we can procure the item the very next morning. If you are on routine medications, you may contact us to stock the item for your next purchase. We can transfer most prescriptions from any other pharmacy in the country. All we need is that pharmacy's telephone number, as well as your prescription number. Usually at the bottom of your prescription label the pharmacy will indicate the number of refills remaining. If it indicates that you have "0" or "N" refills, and you know that your physician wants you to continue with the medication, we can call your physician's office to verify additional refills. Please give us a few days to accomplish this as many physician offices have a 24 to 48 hour response time to pull your chart and to verify refills with your physician.
We Also Carry Over-The-Counter Products
We do carry a limited stock of over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceutical products. Since service to our customers is one of our primary pharmacy directives, we will always attempt to adjust product availability.
Birth Control Prescriptions
Prescriptions for birth control are now available online. No appointment needed.
Medication Education Program
The University of California Office of the President, in partnership with the UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy, has developed a Medication Education Program for students across all UC campuses. This is an excellent starting place for information about the safe and responsible use of medicine. The site also provides reliable resources for further information. Remember to always ask your pharmacist or health care provider for specific information about your condition, medication needs or treatment. Please visit http://www.mededucship.org/ for additional information.