The Health Center has a limited number of common prescription and non-prescription medications available to students. Most of these medications are dispensed or made available to students when they come to the Health Center with an appointment (preferable), or during urgent care hours, at no additional cost. There are nominal fees for birth control pills, emergency contraceptive pills, albuterol metered dose inhalers, and some antibiotics and immunizations.
If a student needs a prescription medication that is not available at the Health Center, a provider can write a prescription for it that can be filled at any pharmacy in New York State. The student is responsible for any charges incurred for filling a prescription.
Because the Health Center is not a licensed pharmacy, we cannot fill prescriptions written by a student's private provider or any outside agency, such as the emergency room.
If a student is on a prescription medication on a regular basis, such as medication for acne or seasonal allergies, etc, and needs a local prescription so they can refill their medication while they are at college, the student can make an appointment with a provider at the Health Center. They should bring their prescription bottle with them. A provider, at his/her discretion and based on an individual evaluation, may be able to provide a local prescription for the student.
If a student is on a control substance on a regular basis, such as Adderall, and needs a local prescription so they can refill their medication while they are at college, the student can make an appointment with a provider at the Health Center. The provider will need documentation from the student's private provider that includes: the providers name, address, phone and FAX; the diagnosis that the medication is being provided for; the dosage; and frequency of the medication. We also require psychiatric/psychological records from within the past two year that include summaries of psychological testing used to support the diagnosis.This documentation can be sent to the Health Center by mail or FAX, or brought to the Health Center by the student. A provider, at his/her discretion and based on an individual evaluation, may be able to provide a local prescription for the student.