Our Pharmacy is conveniently located inside the Student Health Center lobby, just steps from our clinic. Typical wait time is just 15 minutes, so check out our pharmacy hours.

Our Pharmacy carries many common prescription items as well as over-the-counter medications and toiletries used by college-age students. We can fill any legal prescription, including ones from your family physician, provided the medication is stocked in our pharmacy. Refills may be requested via the SHC’s phone or through our online pharmacy. The pharmacy bills your purchases to your student account. We now accept Flexible Spending Cards as well.

Please remember to bring your ACTion card and pharmacy insurance card. If you have any questions about your prescription or any of our over-the-counter products, feel free to call us at 205-348-6276.

Over the Counter Items (OTC)

The Student Health Center Pharmacy carries a small selection of over the counter items available for purchase. These items will be billed to the student’s account.

  • Cough and cold
  • Allergy
  • Personal hygiene
  • Vitamins

We recommend all students have a first aid kit available to them on campus. For our list, see the First Aid Kit page.

Our Pharmacists are available to offer counseling (free of charge) to discuss your medications, health concerns or to recommend OTC products to treat short-term illnesses that don’t require a doctor’s visit.

New Prescriptions and Refills

SHC Pharmacy can fill any legal prescription for current students who present their ID. Students should also present their insurance card at the time of fill. Prescriptions may be from outside providers as well as from our own clinic. We accept written, call-in, fax, and E-Script prescriptions. If the student has current refills at another pharmacy, we will be glad to transfer the prescriptions to our pharmacy.

Online Pharmacy

Benefits of our online UA Pharmacy:

  • Request Rx refills
  • View available refills
  • View refill status
  • Tax printouts
  • Profile printouts for filing with insurance of Flexible Spending Accounts (No patient or prescription information may be released from the pharmacy by phone, fax, or e-mail.)


Please visit UA Pharmacy Online Refill and create your profile. To activate your profile show your photo ID at SHC Pharmacy


Our App is available for Apple or Android. From the App, you can see your profile, request a refill, and more! Find us as University of Alabama Pharmacy in the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

Payment Options

We accept Flex Benefit Cards or we can bill charges to the student’s account, which is payable through Student Receivables or MyBama. We are also capable of billing most major commercial insurances.

The Student Health Center Pharmacy can process most commercial insurances. We submit claims to the insurance provider and bill the copay to the student’s account or to their Flexible Spending Card. If the student’s insurance is not one that we have contract with, the student will have the option to bill their student account with the full amount and try to file a paper claim with their insurance on their own.

The University of Alabama offers a student insurance plan. For more information, please see our University Sponsored Health Insurance page.