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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 Student Health and Wellness Center 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.

Local Pharmacies:

(Shuttle services to Target available from  campus).

  • Rite Aid Pharmacy Delivery Service
    170 Saxer Ave, Springfield, PA 19064
    610-543-1153 (phone)
    610-543-1812 (fax)

    • Student Health & Wellness Service or the student’s health care provider will fax or call in your prescription to the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Springfield for delivery to the health center. Rite Aid Fax # 610-543-1812

    • The student is responsible to call the Rite Aid Pharmacy, 610-543-1153, to provide the pharmacy with current health insurance, payment and contact information.  The student should also notify the pharmacy to have their prescription delivered to Swarthmore College Student Health & Wellness Center.

    • The delivered prescription is available for pick up at Worth Student Health & Wellness window between 9 am and 4:45 pm Monday – Friday.

    • Please note:  a prescription can not be processed by Rite Aid Pharmacy without your current health insurance, payment and contact information.  Please confirm with Rite Aid pharmacy your current health insurance, payment and contact information with every prescription and refill.

    • ***Prescriptions delivered to the Health Center cannot be returned. Once arranged and delivered, your insurance and payment will be processed and is not refundable.

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

CVS Pharmacies:

  • 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