Health Services has a small pharmacy that carries most of the commonly prescribed medications in primary care. The cost of the medications dispensed from the Health Services pharmacy is simply the cost of the medication and a small packaging fee. These costs will not be reimbursed by Caltech UHC insurance plan. Other insurance carriers may reimburse costs for prescription items purchased at Health Services; it is the responsibility of the student to work with their insurance carrier. A receipt can be provided to you by the front office staff.
Health Services providers may also call in your prescription to the pharmacy of your choice. Please be sure to bring your insurance card and identification with you. The Caltech UHC plan offers mail-order service to allow convenient and cost-effective delivery of some medications.
Mail–Order Prescriptions for Caltech UHC Students
Mail-Order prescriptions work best for ongoing medication and refills. For example, if you need immediate medications for an infection, you wouldn’t use the mail-order service. But if you need ongoing medication (for example, for a chronic problem such as asthma), it is very convenient to have your medication delivered to you in the mail. You will save money and avoid repeated trips to the pharmacy.
To obtain your prescription medication through mail-order delivery, simply pick up an UHC Rx Delivery mail-order form at the Health Services front desk and mail your prescription to:
Prescription Drugs: When you use UHC Preferred (PPO) pharmacies, the Plan pays 80% of the cost (no deductible). See the Prescription Drug List.
The first time you fill a prescription through the mail-order service, it is a good idea to ask for a two week supply called to a local pharmacy (this is to hold you over while waiting for your medication through the mail), and one for a 90-day supply with refills to send with your mail-order form.
For more information on the mail-order service or to re-order a prescription, please visit www.uhcsr.com.
Mail-Order for Non-Caltech UHC Insurance - Health Services providers can assist with prescriptions, however, please check with your specific insurance carrier on process and costs.