The NYU Student Health Center is now using an electronic prescribing system to send prescriptions directly to your pharmacy. Electronic prescribing will become New York State law on March 27th, 2016.
Instead of writing your prescription on a piece of paper, your provider will use a computer system to send the prescription directly to your pharmacy.
Electronic prescriptions are sent using a private, secure, and closed network. Your prescription information is not sent over the open Internet or as email.
Yes. You choose which pharmacy will receive your prescriptions. Currently, more than 75% of U.S. pharmacies accept electronic prescriptions.
They’re fast and convenient. You won’t have to make an extra trip to drop off your prescription at the pharmacy. Additionally, storing information about your medications electronically helps us keep track of your medications and may help prevent allergic reactions and drug-to-drug reactions.
With electronic prescribing, there will be changes in how you fill new prescriptions and how you request refills. Here are some tips:
Discuss prescription refills with your SHC provider. You can always send a secure message to your provider through Open Communicator, our secure web portal, by going to https://shcportal.nyu.edu.