How to Get Medications
The Student Health and Wellness 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. All prescription medications dispensed at the SHWS must be prescribed by a licensed health care provider at Student Health and Wellness Service or administered through student health center protocols.
Prescriptions from providers outside of Student Health and Wellness Service 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 and Wellness Service 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.
(Shuttle services to Target available from campus).
Rite Aid Pharmacy Delivery Service
170 Saxer Ave, Springfield, PA 19064
Delivers to Student Health and Wellness Service Monday - Fridays: Students call Rite Aid 610-543-1153 to make payment arrangements and provide individual insurance information. SH&W staff will help facilitate prescription delivery by communicating orders to Rite Aid as needed and taking deliveries from Rite Aid. Rite Aid Pharmacy is not able to deliver controlled substances or refrigerated medications. Students can pick up Rite Aid prescriptions at Student Health and Wellness Service Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm. Prescription delivery is a free service from Rite Aid. The cost of a student's payment for prescription medications depends on individual insurance plans. *Prescriptions not picked up within two weeks of delivery to Worth Health Center Student Health & Wellness will be returned to Rite Aid.
CVS Pharmacies located in Target Stores:
- 1200 Baltimore Pike, (store#17379) Springfield, PA 19064, 484-470-2321, closest walk to campus (0.9 miles) and shuttle service
- 755 South Chester Road, (store#743) Swarthmore, PA 19081, 610-328-9160, 1.3 miles from campus
- 795 Baltimore Pike, (store#2582) Springfield, PA 19064, 610-690-5100, 1.25 miles from campus