Our fully licensed pharmacy is committed to providing quality service to our patients. We accept valid prescriptions from licensed clinicians within the United States, if the prescription is for an item that we stock.
Location: Tang Center - Bancroft side of the first floor
Questions: Please ask the staff at the Pharmacy window or call (510) 642-3249. Questions about insurance, including concerns about reaching the annual benefit cap, should be directed to the Student Health Insurance Office, Room 3200, (510) 642-5700.
|Refills Remaining||By phone: For your convenience,
there is a 24-hour refill recorder at (510) 642-3249. You can call anytime and
leave your refill prescription information, following the instructions in the
phone message. (Note: This applies to prescriptions last filled at UHS. See "Transferring
a Prescription" for prescriptions last filled elsewhere.)
Refill requests are taken off once a day Monday-Friday at 8 a.m. (Saturdays at 9 a.m. during Fall & Spring semesters), and are ready for pickup by 12 p.m. the same day. All refills called in after 8 a.m. will be ready by 12 p.m. the next working day. Please note that the Pharmacy is closed on Saturday during the Summer months.
In person: You may also bring your refill information to the Pharmacy counter. It will be processed on a first come, first served basis.
|Refills: when you are out of refills||For prescriptions written by
Tang Center providers, call (510) 642-3249.
For prescriptions written by outside providers, the Pharmacy will phone your doctor's office to a request a refill authorization, which generally takes 48-72 hours.
|Prescription transferring||Transferring to the UHS Pharmacy
Please stop by the Pharmacy with the name, address and phone number of your pharmacy, which can be found on the medication label of your container(s). If coming in, bring all the medication containers. If we carry your medication, we will call your pharmacy and have your prescription and valid refills transferred to UHS. This process may take up to 48 hours during busy times.
Transferring UHS prescriptions to another
|Over-the-counter products||The Pharmacy carries some over-the-counter medications and contraceptive products (condoms, diaphragm jelly, etc.) at discounted prices. No prescription is required. Click here for the order form.|
|Prescription: non-stocked medications||For Berkeley SHIP members, if your prescription is for a medication not stocked by the UHS Pharmacy, the staff will refer you to an Aetna Participating Pharmacy to get it filled.|
|Eligibility|| All registered UC Berkeley students and other groups eligible to use UHS can use
the Pharmacy at UHS. UHS Health Net members wishing to use their pharmacy benefit
must go to a designated Health Net pharmacy.
When UHS eligibility ends:
Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this limit. The Pharmacy is able to provide prescription and over-the-counter medications at a discount because of special UC contract prices. These discounts cannot be legally extended beyond the 30-day limit.
Please note: If you have valid refills beyond the limits described in either situation above, have the pharmacy of your choice call us to transfer the prescription.
|Insurance||The Tang Pharmacy accepts only the Student Health
Insurance Plan (Berkeley SHIP). For Berkeley SHIP members, prescriptions filled at the UHS Tang
Center Pharmacy have a co-pay of $5 for generic and $25 for brand name medications
(for each 30-day supply).
Outside of University Health
|Prescription limits||The Tang Pharmacy dispenses a maximum of a 90-day supply, with the exception of travelers abroad as long as they remain eligible for UHS services (e.g., EAP and Filing Fee withdrawal students).|
|Expired Medications Disposal Sites||If you have medication
that has expired, please refer to the following disposal
|Pharmacies in the area||See List of Pharmacies
in the East Bay.
There is a CVS Drug Store on Shattuck and Bancroft, a Walgreen's on Telegraph near Bancroft, and a Walgreen's on Shattuck near the downtown Berkeley Bart station.