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Important Information Regarding Prescription Refills

Students receiving psychotropic medication at UChicago Student Wellness are responsible for medication refills. When meeting with your psychiatry provider, you are expected to obtain prescription refills or to make other refill arrangements at each appointment. To ensure appropriate and correct prescriptions, psychiatry providers will not respond to refill requests from pharmacies without direct communication from you.

NEW UCHICAGO STUDENT WELLNESS PATIENTS: If you are already taking a prescribed psychiatric medication, please be proactive if you plan to transfer care to UChicago Student Wellness, as it can take time to be evaluated and gather necessary records in order for our psychiatric providers to begin prescribing for you. Whenever possible, students are urged to plan ahead and obtain prescriptions from past providers until new care can be fully established.

If you need a prescription refill and do not have a scheduled appointment, contact your psychiatry provider by email at least one week before you run out of medication. Please be aware that refill requests may take up to three business days to process.

If you are unable to reach your psychiatry provider or learn that they are unavailable, you may contact the psychiatrist-on-call at 773.834.WELL between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday–Friday. The psychiatrist-on-call will then determine whether to authorize or decline your request within three business days.

Nearby Pharmacies

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) Pharmacy 
5758 S. Maryland Ave., 3B
773.834.7002
Hours: Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m.–11 a.m., Noon–3 p.m.

Some medications may be purchased at store pharmacies. To get the best pricing, call ahead and compare prices before you go to fill your prescription. Local pharmacies include:

Walgreens
1554 E 55th St. (55th and Lake Park)
773.667.1177
Hours: 24 hours everyday

CVS in Kimbark Plaza
1228 E. 53rd St.
773.752.1425
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–10 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

CVS in Target
1346 E. 53rd St. 
773.947.0438
Hours: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday, Noon–5 p.m.; Closed Sunday

Katsaros
1521 E. 53rd St.
773.288.8700
Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; Closed Sunday

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