The Student Health and Wellness Center Pharmacy is a non-profit, state owned and fully licensed pharmacy. All eligible students may use the SHWC Pharmacy. If you are not currently enrolled in classes and are unsure of your eligibility, please call (940) 369-8543 to speak with a SHWC Billing representative to determine if you are still able to use this service.
Location and Hours
The SHWC Pharmacy is conveniently located in Chestnut Hall on the first floor across from the elevator.
Pharmacy hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Mon: 8 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:30 - 5 PM
Tues - Thurs: 8 AM - 5 PM
Fri: 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Closed Saturday, Sunday, University holidays and closures.
The 2016-2017 academic year has the following closures:
- Labor Day, September 5, 2016
- Thanksgiving, November 24-25, 2016
- Winter Break, December 19, 2016-January 2, 2017
- Administrative Areas Open December 19-23, 2016
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- January 16, 2017
- Spring Break- March 13, 2017
- Memorial Day- May 29, 2017
- Independence Day- July 4, 2017
The SHWC Pharmacy fills prescriptions obtained from SHWC medical providers as well as outside medical providers. Your primary physician may call your prescription in to us at (940) 565-2790 or fax us at (940) 565-3150. Prescriptions not picked up within 7 days will be returned to stock.
You can request refills in advance by calling (940) 565-2790. Please have your prescription number ready to give to the technician when calling. Please be aware that if your prescription is out of refills it may take up to 48 hours for additional refills to be obtained through your physician.
Do you currently have a refill at a different pharmacy that you would like to fill here at UNT? No problem! Bring in your latest prescription label or receipt and we'll take care of the rest. If you don't have either a label or receipt just provide us with your name and date of birth, pharmacy name and phone number and prescription number or drug name.
The SHWC Pharmacy accepts the University endorsed student insurance policy with co-pays of $10 for generic drugs, $35 for brand name drugs for up to a 30 day supply. As of October 1, 2012 students on the student insurance plan can receive most contraception, including birth control pills, at no co-pay.
The SHWC Pharmacy also accepts some outside prescription insurance cards, like Medco, PAID, Caremark and Blue Cross, that contain one of the following BINs (bank identification numbers):
If unsure whether we file your prescription insurance, just present your card at the SHWC Pharmacy and we can let you know if we accept that insurance plan. If we do not accept your insurance plan, we will be happy to give you a price check as we try to keep our prescription prices affordable, even without insurance.
At this time we are unable to accept Tricare insurance.
If the SHWC Pharmacy does not stock the medication you need, we may be able to special order it for you. Before the order is placed, we will give you an estimated price and have you sign a form that states the conditions for the special order. Refills for the same medication will not require you to sign a new form. Just call us a few days prior to needing the medication.
Over the Counter Medications (OTCs)
SHWC Pharmacy also offers a variety of OTC products, including Plan-B, for purchase without a prescription. This service is open to students, faculty and staff with a UNT identification card. Click here for a list of current items.
We also welcome any medication questions and are happy to provide you with oral and written information about any medication.
Payment is expected at the time of service. We accept cash, check, and credit card payments (American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa). Insurance co-pays and over the counter (OTC) medications not prescribed by a medical professional must be paid in full before receiving medications. Patients with OTC medications prescribed by a medical professional or those who are not filing with insurance to cover their prescriptions may make payment arrangements if they cannot pay in full for their medications.
The SHWC Pharmacy will not disclose Protected Health Information about our patients without prior written consent from the patient on a per request basis. For patients under 18 years of age, parents may request most medical information. Call for details at (940) 565-2790.
For medical or clinical records please contact the Medical Records department at (940) 565-3541.