The SHC Pharmacy is your resource for all your prescription needs! Ask questions if you are unsure about your medications or have any other concerns.


If you need to come to the Pharmacy to pick up medication, please call us at (212) 443-1050 to confirm your prescription is ready and arrange a pick-up time. If you are already at the SHC for a scheduled appointment and your provider prescribes medication, you can pick up the prescription after your appointment.

Our Licensed Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians are ready to help you with all your medication needs. We offer:

  • A wide selection of pharmaceuticals (brand name and generic)
  • Vitamins and over-the-counter medications
  • Pharmaceutical counseling
  • Drug information and education

The SHC Pharmacy provides free naloxone (Narcan) kits to members of the NYU community who complete the Opioid Education and Naloxone Training. If you want to learn how to intervene in an opioid overdose and administer life-saving naloxone, please complete the training.

If you need any assistance with medication or prescriptions, please call us at (212) 443-1050.


Prescriptions can be e-prescribed, faxed, or called into the SHC Pharmacy by any licensed provider (including physicians, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants) or can be presented in person, in written form. You may also call or secure message the Pharmacy to request a refill for a prescription you have on file with us.

The SHC Pharmacy supports students' reproductive health with access to birth control and emergency contraception. If you need a prescription for contraception, talk to your provider or connect with a provider on our GYN Health team.

Transfer a Prescription to the SHC Pharmacy

Contact us at (212) 443-1050 with the following information:

  • Information about the pharmacy you're transferring from, including phone number
  • Name of the medication or prescription number

Transfer a Prescription from the SHC Pharmacy to Another Pharmacy

  • Contact the other pharmacy to provide them with the name of the medication you would like to transfer
  • Ask them to call the SHC Pharmacy at (212) 443-1050

Note: Due to New York State law, the SHC Pharmacy can only transfer one refill per month. Most pharmacies out of New York State will close your prescription and you may lose any remaining refills.

Traveling Abroad

If you need medication while you're traveling, contact your insurance provider a few days prior to your departure date so an override can be placed in their system. After you receive an email confirmation, call the SHC pharmacy and let the staff know what was approved.

If you are enrolled in an NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan please contact Wellfleet at (877) 373-1170 for override approval.

Insurance & Costs

Have your insurance card or copy of it with you for your first visit to the pharmacy so we can enter it into your computer profile.

We accept many prescription insurance plans for your convenience. If you are enrolled in an NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan, refer to the prescription section of the benefits chart in the Guide to Student Health Insurance.

Ask the pharmacy staff to explain your benefits to you so you can calculate how much your medications will cost and if you are nearing your yearly cap. We may be able to suggest lower-cost alternatives to help reduce your costs.

Note: There are limits on some prescription benefit plans. Know what your limits are.