How to Get Medications

The Student Health Service maintains a small medication dispensary for some common medications. We are not a full-service pharmacy and cannot fill prescriptions from other medical providers outside of the college health service.

Most over-the-counter and prescription medications that we carry are available to students 'at cost' or free. All prescription medications dispensed at the SHS must be prescribed by a licensed health care provider at Student Health Services or administered through student health center protocols.

Prescriptions from providers outside of Student Health Services and/or prescriptions that cannot be filled at the health center such as psychotropic medications, can be filled at a local pharmacy (see below).

Basic dispensary medications available at Student Health Services are dispensed by protocol. These include oral contraceptives and medications for "acute" care situations such as colds, bacterial infections, upset stomach, asthma, allergies... Most prescriptions for chronic medical and psychological conditions can be filled through a local pharmacy.

Local Pharmacies:

(Check out shuttle services to Target and Giant from the campus).

Rite Aid Pharmacy Delivery Service:

170 Saxer Ave, Springfield, PA 19064 ... 610-543-1153 -Delivers to Student Health Services: Students call Rite Aid to make payment arrangements and provide individual insurance information. SHS staff will help facilitate prescription delivery by communicating orders to Rite Aid and taking deliveries from Rite Aid. Students can pick up Rite Aid prescriptions at Student Health Services Monday - Friday 8 am - 7:45 pm. Delivery itself is a free service from Rite Aid. The cost of a student's payment for prescription medications depends on individual insurance plans.

Target Pharmacies:

1200 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064... 484-470-2321 (Closest walk to campus and shuttle service)

857 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064 ... 610-338-0548 (College Shuttle Service)


755 South Chester Rd., Swarthmore, PA 19081... 610-328-9160


795 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064... 610-690-5100

Giant Pharmacy:

950 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064 ... 610-604-0237 (College Shuttle Service)

Getting Around link to transportation information