Pharmacy Services

Health Services Pharmacy is licensed by the State of Rhode Island and Federal Drug Enforcement Administration and is staffed by registered pharmacists

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Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays: 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed: Thanksgiving Break
Open: Winter, Spring and Summer Breaks with limited hours
Call or check our website for updates
Phone: 401-874-4775

Available at the Pharmacy

Low Cost Medications, such as Allergy Medicine, compared to Claritin for $3, Mucinex for $7, and Multi-Vitamins for $3. No appointment or prescription is necessary. Please visit the Pharmacy for a complete listing.

Pharmacy deliver services available locally. Third party insurance accepted.

Key Facts

  • REGARDLESS of URI or private health insurance, ALL students who pay the Health Services Fee are eligible for pharmacy services.
  • Presently we are not able to accept private prescription insurance plans and currently only accept the URI student health insurance plan for prescription reimbursement, this will affect how some students receive maintenance medication they are presently taking. Please call our Pharmacy for advice.
  • Payment is expected at time of service. We accept cash, check, VISA/MasterCard/Discover and RAM Card.
  • Limited formulary* of medications, i.e., We do not carry every medication available in a retail pharmacy.
  • We accept prescriptions from outside providers for medications available on our formulary.
  • NO Special orders of medications.
  • Standard tiered co-pay system for prescriptions for all students regardless of insurance type.
  • Most immunizations are available. The student is responsible for the cost of the vaccine, if not covered by insurance.
  • Most OTC (Over the Counter) products are no charge. Some are a nominal cost (i.e., vitamins, condoms).
  • Cooperation with local retail pharmacies for the use of private prescription insurance and delivery service can be arranged by Health Services’ Pharmacy staff
  • Patients are encouraged to visit URI Health Services Pharmacy for counseling regarding the most affordable option for obtaining prescriptions.
  • Travel clinic medications available.

*The pharmacy operates under a formulary system where only drugs approved by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee are stocked and dispensed. The formulary contains drugs which are effective in treating diseases and conditions most often affecting the majority of the student population. They reflect theprescribing requirements of the URI Health Services’ medical staff.

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