There are many factors to consider when the pharmacist determines how many cycles to dispense.
All of these factors have to be taken into consideration before the pharmacist can determine how many cycles to dispense.
Bring your container to the Pharmacy and we will call for the transfer; NYS only allows the transfer of one refill from pharmacy to pharmacy. A transfer may invalidate the remaining refills at pharmacies in other states. For routine medications, it is recommended that you ask your prescriber to call, fax, or mail a new prescription to the Pharmacy. Refills are allowed for up to one year if appropriate.
If you would like your prescription transferred to another pharmacy, request the other pharmacy to call us for a refill authorization. Your provider can also call the other pharmacy with a new prescription
No. It is strongly recommended that students have health insurance to cover prescription costs. The cost of the medication (or co-pay) can be billed to the Bursar account.
Prescriptions authorized by your family physician are valid here also
If you have a prescription written by an outside physician, you can bring it in or have your physician fax the prescription to us at 315-443-7981, or call us at 315-443-5691.
You should make sure we have received the fax, and are able to fill it. It's helpful if your physician puts your student ID number and birth date on the prescription.
There are many factors that affect how long it takes your doctor to phone or fax us your prescription:
Please allow at least 24 hours from the time you talked to you doctor before calling to check on your prescription, unless it's an emergency.
We can call your provider for refills, but please allow 24 hours. Sometimes your provider will not authorize refills without speaking to the patient; it may be faster for the patient to call directly.
Some antibiotics can decrease the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. Please discuss this with your provider or pharmacist. If they feel there may be a decrease in effectiveness, use some other form of back up protection while on the antibiotic and for the remainder of the cycle.
The last line on your most recent prescription label tells you how many refills remain on your prescription to be filled by a certain date. A prescription is good for one year from the date it is written. A controlled drug is good for six months from the date it is written.
Refills must be phoned in via our automated system by calling (315) 443-5691 (option 1) or order online by clicking here. Please allow 24 hours for prescription refills.
If you want to pay for your prescription, our cashier is able to accept cash, check, Mastercard or Visa from 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday. For your convenience, any charges unpaid at the end of the business day are charged to the Bursar account.
Our hours are:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
During Summer and most vacation periods:
Monday thru Friday: 8:30-4:30.
Closed for lunch 12:30-1:00