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Poison Control Number:
(Call this number right away if you have a poison or medication emergency. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They also have experts available to answer questions about poison and poison prevention.)
Pharmacy Phone Number:
The pharmacy is conveniently located in the lobby of the Student Health Center (Union East Complex Suite 100).
The pharmacy has an assortment of over-the-counter medications available to students and staff for very affordable prices.
Here are some items students and staff can buy without a prescription:
- Medications for pain, fever, or inflammation
- Medications for a cough, cold, or sore throat
- Allergy medications
- Medication for diarrhea, upset stomach, or heartburn
- Medication for hemorrhoids or constipation
- Topical creams/lotions for bug bites, itchy skin, or dry skin
- Eye drops (for dry or itchy eyes)
- Ear wax removal drops
- Medication for Athlete’s Foot or Jock Itch
- General first aid items
- Medication to help dizziness or motion sickness
- Pill cutters
Prescription medications are only available for currently enrolled UTEP students. We accept prescriptions from the Student Health Center providers, as well as outside medical providers.
Students that still need their HPV Vaccine:
Insured students, please contact the Student Health Center Clinic. This vaccine is often covered completely if you have insurance.
Uninsured students, please contact the Student Health Center Pharmacy
- There is an assistance program based on financial need
- Most uninsured students qualify for this program
- You will need to fill out some paperwork and will be approved or denied within 30 minutes
- If approved, each vaccine (three total) will only cost $20 each
I have prescription insurance. May I use it at the UTEP Student Health Center Pharmacy?
Our pharmacy does not accept prescription insurance at this time, but our prices are very competitive and may even be cheaper than if you were to use your insurance. Feel free to call ahead for a price quote or inventory availability.
I have a prescription at another pharmacy. Can I get it filled at the UTEP Student Health Center Pharmacy?
Many prescriptions can be sent from one pharmacy to another. To find out if yours qualifies, please call the pharmacist with the pharmacy name and phone number, as well as the medication’s name. If it qualifies, the pharmacist will call your previous pharmacy and get the prescription from them.
My prescription had refills. How do I get the refill filled and do I have to pay for the refill?
If you had the prescription filled at our pharmacy, simply stop by and we can fill the prescription refill. It is already in our computer, so it will only take a few minutes to complete. Refills do have a charge and it will likely be the same amount you paid for the previous fill. Prices can change at any given time, so please verify the price upon filling. If you filled your prescription elsewhere, please call the pharmacist with the pharmacy name and phone number, as well as the medication’s name, and the pharmacist will transfer the prescription to our pharmacy.
I don’t have the money to pay for my medication, but I need it. What can I do?
Currently enrolled students have the option of putting pharmacy items on their Gold Mine Account. This conveniently allows you to pay for the items along with your tuition.
Do you accept credit cards for payment?
We do, but you have to spend at least $5 to use a credit card. If you are spending less than $5 and do not have cash with you, then you have the option of using your Gold Mine account.
If I pay cash, do I need exact change?
The cashier does not keep change, so if you are paying with cash, please bring the exact change. If you do not have exact change, you always have the option of applying the charge to your Gold Mine Account.
If I place a charge from the pharmacy or the Student Health Center or the Pharmacy on my Gold Mine account, does it show what service I received or what items I purchased?
No. The charge will simply state “Student Health Center” and the amount charged.
I am interested in becoming a pharmacy technician or a pharmacist. How do I get more information on these careers?
The pharmacy profession offers many opportunities! The Department of Labor provides detailed job descriptions, projected job growth, etc. for all professions. To see the information they have listed for technicians or pharmacists, please use the links below under ‘Helpful Pharmacy Related Webpages.” You may also speak to the pharmacist. She loves to discuss pharmacy related topics.
Helpful Pharmacy Related Webpages:
Department of Labor-Information about Pharmacists
Department of Labor-Information about Pharmacy Technicians
Becoming a Board Certified Pharmacy Technician
Medline Plus Drug Information
National Center for Alternative and Complimentary Medicine (Information on Dietary Supplements)
UTEP Cooperative Pharmacy Program