Skip to Content

University Health Services


Manage your prescriptions easily online, via the PocketRx app or over the phone, plus get free parking when you come to them pick up. 

Pharmacy Hours During COVID-19 Emergency

Your on-campus Pharmacy is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for in-person service to fill your prescriptions and for your over-the-counter medications needs. Practice social distancing while in the pharmacy by staying six feet apart and wearing a face covering. For refills, use the PocketRx for the iPhone or Android devices for fast, convenient service. If you’re not in Columbia but within the state of South Carolina, we can mail your refills to your home. Call us at 803-777-4890 for details. 

Filling Prescriptions

We'll fill prescriptions from your doctor, even if they're outside the university or out-of-state. You can also transfer prescriptions between us and another pharmacy, in-state or out-of-state.

New Prescriptions From Your Doctor

You can bring in the original or have your doctor phone in, fax or send your prescription information electronically. 

Phone: 803-777-4890

Transferring To or From an Outside Pharmacy

To transfer prescriptions FROM an outside pharmacy TO The Center for Health and Well-being Pharmacy, please complete this form and return it to The Center for Health and Well-being Pharmacy in person or by fax: 803-777-0965. Please allow 24-48 hours for your prescription to be transferred.

Pharmacy Transfer Form [pdf]


Picking Up Your Prescriptions

Filling a prescription usually takes about 20 minutes and they are filled in the order they're received. Certain situations can increase the normal wait time such as multiple prescriptions, insurance issues or physician consultations.

Park in the Bull Street Garage for 30 minutes or less for free while you pick up your prescription. Just show your pharmacy receipt to the parking attendant.

Be sure to bring your CarolinaCard, government-issued ID, prescription insurance card and any discount cards you want to use.

A valid government-issued photo ID is required for all controlled-substance prescriptions.

If someone else is going to pick up your prescription for you, call us and tell us who is picking up the prescription.  The person picking up must show show their ID.

If You Use Insurance
We will work with your insurance company to see if they allow for a vacation supply.

No Insurance
If you're not using insurance for your prescription, you can get enough of your medication to get you through the time you'll be gone.



Refilling Prescriptions

Log in to My RX Space for online refills.

Via the PocketRX App
Refill from your phone with the PocketRX app for iPhone and Android.

Over the Phone
Call 803-777-4890.

Renew Your Insurance

NOTE: Summer 2020 open enrollment period is April 1 – June 1.

The university-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan for 2019-2020 will be administered by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina with Academic Health Plans. If you had the Student Health Insurance Plan in 2018-2019 and you wish to enroll in the new plan for 2019-2020, log in to the BlueCross BlueShield of SC site and click "Enroll" for the upcoming semester. Your Student ID is your USC ID number (found on the back of your CarolinaCard or on the top right of your account after you log in) and your initial password is your Date of Birth.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.