Pharmacy Resources for Students
If you previously filled your prescription through the Rutgers Student Health Pharmacy, it has been transferred to the Walgreens at 1 Robert Wood Johnson Place (located in RWJ/Barnabas Medical Center atrium) in New Brunswick. You may also transfer your prescription to another pharmacy of your choice. To do so, contact Walgreens at 732-246-1745.
Over-the-counter medications, such as Plan B, can be purchased at any pharmacy. You can also take advantage of the concierge and express delivery services outlined below if you have a prescription. Talk to your healthcare provider about obtaining a prescription for over-the-counter medications.
Pick up your prescription at any pharmacy. See a listing of area pharmacies here.
Many insurance prescription plans offer, and encourage, the use of mail-order services. Check with your insurance provider about coverage.
To make use of any of the Walgreens options, downloading their app is recommended. It allows you to scan a copy of your insurance prescription card to streamline the billing process and provides access to the status of your prescriptions. The concierge and delivery services outlined below require you provide a credit card through the app.
A Walgreens representative will deliver medications to Hurtado Health Center daily, Monday – Friday, by 4:30 pm. Prescriptions written by 2 pm will be delivered the same day. This option is only available for prescriptions written by a Rutgers Student Health provider. The cost of the medication will be charged to your credit card.
To take advantage of this program, you must request Express Delivery through the Walgreens app. You will receive a text notification when your prescription is ready and your medication will be delivered the next day to your residence or on-campus mail location via FedEx. There is a $4.99 charge in addition to the cost of the medication for this service that will be charged to your credit card.
If you enroll in Express Pick-Up text messaging via the Walgreens app, you will be sent a QR code when your prescription is ready. You can use it at a specially designated register at the pharmacy counter to make the process more efficient.
Don’t forget to look for discounts! Discount programs such as GoodRx.com can provide coupons and identify the most affordable options. You will often need a prescription, even for over-the-counter products, to take advantage of discount programs and coupons.