FAQs Pharmacy and Medications

You have frequently asked questions. We have frequently provided answers.


Who may use the UHS Pharmacy?

All registered students and their dependents.

How do I get a new prescription filled?

Bring your prescription and your student ID to the pharmacy or have your healthcare provider telephone (574-631-6574) or fax (574-232-4839) a prescription for you. (Note: some prescriptions may not be phoned or faxed due to legal restrictions.)

We urge you to always bring a state or federal ID with you (e.g. driver’s license or passport) to the Pharmacy. Many prescriptions require presentation of official identification, as does the purchase of some over-the-counter medications.

Do you need to know if I am allergic to any medications?

Yes, it is important that you inform us of any medication allergies, sensitivities or any pertinent medical conditions, e.g. diabetes.

How long are prescriptions valid?

Prescriptions for most medications are valid for one year from the date they were written or until refills run out, whichever comes first. However, some prescriptions have more legal restrictions and are valid for six months and may not be refilled.

How can I pay for my prescription?

We will file the prescription with your insurance carrier first, and then you can pay your co-pay with cash, check, credit card, debit card, HSA debit card, or Domer Dollars. Co-pays cannot be placed on your student account.

How do I obtain a refill on my prescription?

If the prescription was originally filled at UHS Pharmacy and your physician has authorized refills, call us at 574-631-6574 and follow the voice-activated system. In most cases, prescriptions may be picked up the next business day.

If no refills remain on your prescription from your home physician, please call that office first for a refill request and give them our phone (574-631-6574) or fax number (574-232-4839).

We urge you to always bring a state or federal ID (e.g. driver’s license or passport) with you when dropping off and picking up prescriptions.

What if my prescription was filled at another pharmacy?

Bring in the medication container or call us with container in hand. We will need information from the bottle. If there are valid refills, we can usually transfer the prescription.

Due to the workload of both pharmacies, we do require 24 hours notice for prescription transfers.

May I speak with a pharmacist?

You may speak to the pharmacist during pharmacy hours in person or by phone at 574-631-6574. We encourage your questions.

Can someone else pick up my medication for me?

Yes, as long as you call ahead to tell us the name of the person who will be picking up your prescription to protect your privacy. Please send them with your ID and they should bring a federal or state ID (passport or driver’s license) of their own.

Do you accept non-Notre Dame Sponsored insurance?

Yes, Walgreens at Saint Liam Hall accepts most private insurance plans. Please present your insurance card at the time of service.

Do you fill prescriptions for Accutane?

Yes, we can fill your Accutane prescription. However, there are several conditions that must be considered.

First, some prescription plans may require that you use only the generic and that you must have it filled at certain pharmacies. Second, there are strict prescribing and dispensing regulations through the iPledge program. You must be enrolled, and you must bring your card with your prescription to the pharmacy.

In some cases, you may be asked to log on to the website before the prescription may be filled. Prescriptions must also be picked up within seven days. Make sure that you’re familiar with the program and its regulations. We can’t make any exceptions to these rules. If you have questions, please ask.

How much will my prescription cost with the School-Sponsored Insurance Plan?

Generic prescriptions will cost up to $5 for a one-month supply. Brand name drugs will cost up to $25 for a one-month supply. However, if a brand name drug is requested when a generic is available, the cost will be up to $35 for a one-month supply.

Remember that prescription co-pays only apply to prescriptions filled at the Notre Dame Health Center Pharmacy. You will have to pay 20 percent of cost for generic and/or 40 percent of cost for brand at all other pharmacies.

How can I get my new prescription filled if the UHS pharmacy is closed?

After hours, you may take your prescription to any off-campus pharmacy. If you’re enrolled in the Notre Dame sponsored insurance (Aetna), you will pay a percentage of the prescription price for the medication. If you’re having a prescription refilled, any local Walgreens will have record of your prescription.

How can I get my refills if I am traveling away from campus or going home for the holidays or summer break?

If you need a refill and you have filled your prescription at UHS in the past, you can go to any other Walgreens. Co-insurance will apply.

With a prescription written for a sufficient quantity from your physician, we can provide enough medication to take with you. Please speak with us if you will require medication for breaks or extended travel so we can help facilitate your needs. We do require a few days’ notice.

If I am enrolled in the Notre Dame-sponsored health insurance, how can I get my prescription filled after graduation?

Before graduation we can fill prescriptions for the summer if your physician has written a prescription for an adequate supply. Prescriptions may be filled to cover your needs through the end of the insurance period only (August 14).

Please speak with us if you will require medication beyond graduation so we can help facilitate your needs. We do require a few days’ notice and can fill prescriptions for graduates.

Can you mail a prescription to me?

Currently we cannot mail prescriptions. This service may be available at a later date.

Prescriptions may be transferred from the Notre Dame pharmacy to a local pharmacy.

Do you sell non-prescription medication?

Yes, we stock a variety of non-prescription over-the-counter medications, including cough and cold, pain relievers, allergy, and topical medications. You can use cash, check or credit cards, and Domer Dollars.

Over-the-counter medications are no longer billable to Notre Dame Sponsored Insurance (Aetna). You have to pay at the time of purchase.

We urge you to always bring state or federal ID (driver’s license or passport) with you to the Pharmacy. Some over-the-counter medications require a signature and presentation of official identification.

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