Campus Health operates two full-service pharmacies on campus and two vending machines.
Campus Health Pharmacy
Open Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Also featuring our Healthy Heels Shoppe - your Campus Health Over-the-Counter Pharmacy
The Campus Health Pharmacy and Healthy Heels Shoppe are located in the basement of Campus Health in the James A Taylor Building between UNC Hospitals and Kenan Football Stadium. Limited parking is available.
919-966-6554 (phone) | 919-966-6431 (fax)
Student Stores Pharmacy
Open Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
*On 8/29 and 8/30, Student Stores Pharmacy will be open from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Student Stores Pharmacy is located on the 3rd floor of UNC Student Stores.
919-966-8166 (phone) | 919-966-4044 (fax)
Healthy Heels To Go Vending Machines
Our most popular OTC items are now conveniently available at vending machines on campus. You'll find the Healthy Heels To Go vending machines on the main floor of the Carolina Union just outside the art gallery, in the foyer of the Rams Head Recreation Center and in the atrium of Gillings School of Public Health. Vending machines require a One Card for payment.
Filling a New Prescription
Your provider may fax, phone, or electronically prescribe prescriptions to us, or you may bring the prescription to the pharmacy. If you would like to receive a text message when your prescription is ready for pick-up, call 919-966-6554 (Campus Health Pharmacy) or 919-966-8166 (Student Stores Pharmacy) to sign up for our prescription-ready texting service. Both pharmacies are certified to receive electronically prescribed controlled substances.
There are several ways to request your prescription refill in advance which will decrease the time spent waiting for your prescriptions:
- Visit ReadyRefills
- Call 919-966-6554 (Campus Health Pharmacy) or 919-966-8166 (Student Stores Pharmacy)
- Make your refill request at the pharmacy for pick-up later
If you do not have refills remaining on your medication, follow the RX Refill Flow Sheet to learn how to request additional refills.
Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines Available
Flu shots and COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters are available on a walk-in basis at Campus Health Pharmacy and Student Stores Pharmacy for faculty, staff, and students. No appointment is necessary. Bring your insurance card (Medicare plans not accepted), and if receiving a COVID-19 booster, your COVID-19 vaccination card.
Vaccinations are offered Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 p.m. at both pharmacies and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Student Stores Pharmacy.
Pharmacists at Campus Health Pharmacy and Student Stores Pharmacy are able to provide prescriptions for birth control pills and the birth control patch for a convenience charge of $30. This convenience charge is not billable to insurance. No appointment is required; come at your convenience between 9 am and 5 pm Monday - Friday to either pharmacy.
The pharmacist will review the completed questionnaire with you, check your blood pressure, and discuss your preferred options. If a birth control pill or the patch is decided upon, the pharmacist will provide a year-long prescription and will fill your prescription for a one- to three-month supply according to your insurance benefit plan. Be sure to bring your insurance card. Learn more about different birth control options and ways to obtain birth control.
Benefits of On-Campus Pharmacies
Low Copays: If you have the UNC System-Wide Student Health Insurance Plan, your copay for prescription drugs filled at Campus Health Pharmacy or Student Stores Pharmacy is only $10-$15 per 1 month supply and most contraceptive prescriptions are available at a $0 copay.
Low-Cost Medications: Some low-cost medications may be available from pharmacies at cash prices that are lower than your copay. See the $4/$10 cash price list for Campus Health Pharmacy and Student Stores Pharmacy.
Low-Cost Over-the-Counter Items: Visit the Healthy Heels Shoppe (at Campus Health Pharmacy), Student Stores Pharmacy, or the Healthy Heels To Go vending machines in the Carolina Union and Rams Head Recreation for a variety of items that can be purchased without a prescription including cough, cold, and allergy medications, first aid supplies, skincare products, Plan B emergency contraception, home COVID-19 tests and travel supplies. These items are available at a very low cost compared to most retail pharmacies, and charges for these items can be transferred to your student account.
Diabetes Care: Do you have diabetes? The pharmacy can help! See Diabetes Care for more information.