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Pharmacy Closure

Effective November 26, 2019 the UHS Pharmacy will be closed and no longer able to take new prescriptions or refill any medications. Please contact the Pharmacy at 734-487-1125 before that time to arrange to transfer your medications to a new pharmacy.



The UHS Pharmacy is a licensed pharmacy providing quality service to EMU students, staff, faculty, and immediate dependents. EMU students may use the pharmacy for one year after their last enrollment.

Pharmacy services: Swoop in the pharmacy

  • Prescription Medications
  • Over-the-counter Medications
  • Patient counseling
  • 90 Day Supplies*
  • Special orders**
  • Call-ahead or use secure messaging through the UHS Portal to order refills**
  • Health & Beauty, Hygiene, and First Aid products available for purchase

* Call for eligibility and details

** Requires 1 - 2 days advance notice before pick-up. See our FAQ for more information

Accepted Insurance Providers:

The pharmacy accepts most prescription insurance plans. If you’re unsure if we accept your plan, please bring your insurance card to the pharmacy and we will check if we are an approved provider.

Some examples of Accepted Insurance Providers are:

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan and Community Blue through ExpressScripts
  • CVS Caremark
  • MedImpact
  • Aetna
  • MiMedicaid - some Medicaid plans
  • ExpressScripts (includes Medco Health)

Please call 734.487.1125 to see if we accept your insurance plan.

Accepted Forms of Payment:
  • Cash, check, or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) including EMU
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) cards including EMU
  • Enrolled students can have the charge placed on their e-bill
Do you have questions?

See the Frequently Asked Questions for information about:

  1. Confidentiality
  2. Having Someone Else Pickup Your Prescriptions
  3. Out of state prescription refills
  4. Moving prescriptions to UHS Pharmacy
  5. Moving prescriptions from UHS Pharmacy
  6. Ordering refills by phone or through secure messaging via the UHS Portal
  7. Prescription refills during University holidays
  8. Drug Assistance Program

Your prescription information is confidential and will not be provided to your parents, spouse, significant-other, or anyone else without your written permission, except as allowed by law.

We will not accept a request to refill or pick up a prescription by another individual. If you want someone else to pick up your prescription for you, see Having Someone Else Pick Up Your Prescriptions.

Processing a prescription insurance claim provides information to the third party (insurer) necessary to process your claim. The third party may communicate some of this information to the insured party as part of their claims communication.

For example, if you are covered under your parent's insurance policy, the names of the medications you receive may be listed on an insurance statement sent to your parents. This is allowed because of the insurance policy provisions.

Having Someone Else Pickup Your Prescriptions

When you call or use secure messaging through the UHS Portal to have your prescriptions(s) refilled, be sure to tell us if someone else will be picking them up and provide their full name. They will need to provide identification, such as a driver's license or EMU ID.

Out of state prescription refills

Most out-of-state prescriptions can be filled at the Health Service Pharmacy. Please consult the pharmacy staff regarding specific medications.

Moving prescriptions to UHS Pharmacy

Option 1: The easiest method is bring the container with the label or the receipt from the last fill to Health Service Pharmacy. We will call the other pharmacy and transfer the remaining refills, unless prohibited by law.

Option 2: Call us to request a transfer of a prescription. We will ask for some information off your old label such as:

  • Prescription Number (Rx#)
  • Pharmacy phone number
  • Medication name

Note: This process may take longer without the information from the original pharmacy label.

Moving prescriptions from UHS Pharmacy

Option 1: Call your new pharmacy and give them the the following information:

  • Health Service Pharmacy phone number (734.487.1125)
  • Your prescription number (Rx#)

Your new pharmacy will need to call us directly to transfer the prescription.

Option 2: Provide the other pharmacy with the labeled container or receipt that we provided on you last fill and the other pharmacy will contact us.

Calling- or emailing-ahead for easy pick-up Ordering refills by phone or through secure messaging via the UHS Portal

We know your time is valuable and hope to make your wait in the pharmacy as short as possible. By calling ahead or using secure messaging through the UHS Portal when you need prescription(s) refilled, we will be able to have the prescription(s) ready for you.

We recommend that you call or message us 1 - 2 days before you will be in to pick-up your medication(s), especially if a special order item is among them.

To order a prescription by phone, dial 734.487.1125. To order by secure messaging, sign in to the UHS Portal.

Prescription refills during University holidays

The Health Service Pharmacy is closed for University designated holidays. The University closes from Christmas Eve through New Year's Day. Please plan around this closure period for your prescription needs.

Drug Assistance Program

We understand that many students may have trouble with cost of their medications. We refer patients to for prescription assistance programs. offers information on Patient Assistance Programs, Drug Discount Cards, and the many other resources.

The patient is responsible for obtaining the application form from the program or drug company and collecting the documentation required. Some companies require an advocate to obtain the initial forms. We can help with this process.

Pharmacy Hours

Pharmacy's New 2018 Fall/Winter Hours
  • Monday-Friday                              9am-5pm

Please note pharmacy will be closed every day from 12:30-1:30pm for lunch

Visit the UHS Hours page for a complete list of hours.

UHS Clinic & Pharmacy Location

Snow Health Center, 2nd Floor
1199 Ford St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Visit the UHS Locations & Contact page for a complete list of locations.

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