In Office Dispensing System
Health Services utilizes a in-office dispensing system for commonly used generic drugs in order to provide students with medications at a low cost and reduce the number of added visits. These drugs are generally between $5 and $10 and are limited to low-cost generic medications which the providers prescribe frequently. No narcotic or controlled substances are kept on site.
Student Discount Program
Students seen by Health Services and who have a prescription written on a prescription blank with the Health Services logo are eligible for discounted medications through the UofL Outpatient Pharmacy. The cost of the medications is $7 over the hospital's cost if you have no other prescription drug coverage
Prescription Assistance Programs
These options are available if:
- The medication you need is not available at UofL Campus Health Services OR
- You have reached your insurance plan’s prescription coverage “cap” OR
- You have no prescription coverage
Please notify your provider during your visit if you plan to use one of these options:
Discount Pharmacies:Some pharmacies sell some commonly prescribed generic medications at very low prices. Check CVS, Kroger, Target and Wal-Mart either on their websites or in the stores. Ask about the $4.00 formulary at Target, Kroger and Wal-Mart. Meijer offers free prescription generic antibiotics.
You may be eligible, based on income, for free or very low cost medications, diabetic supplies and vaccines from Prescription Assistance programs, including
Do-it-yourself online options:
Free on-line information programs that link you with many pharmaceutical company programs. You do all of your own application paperwork and submit to each company. You track when to re-apply.
Low-cost personal assistance option: American Prescription Assistance (APA)
1-800-711-3621 OR www.getapa.com Click on Free Medicine Program
Local company charges minimal fee for Advocacy Service that includes: application paperwork, submission to appropriate pharmaceutical programs and follow-up with you when it’s time to re-apply.
Birth Control Program
Students who have a pap smear on file are eligible to purchase birth control pills through the health service at a cost of $15 per pack. This program is not available to faculty or staff. Use the medical records release form to have your pap smear results sent to our office. Once the pap smear is on file, you may obtain birth control pills through our office for up to one year from the date of the pap.