The Health Services does not have a pharmacy. We do have a working relationship with Louis and Clark Pharmacy to deliver prescriptions to the Health Center Monday through Saturday.
Depending on the prescription, you may be given all or a portion of the medication prescribed. If you were given a portion of the total prescripion, it is very important to return for the remainder of your prescription. You will be charged the co-pay for the prescription regardless if you pick up the prescription. This charge will be on your Student Bill.
The Health Center requires a copy of your Insurance Information. If you have a separate prescription insurance card, you must provide this to the Health Center if you wish the pharmacist to process the prescription under your insurance. Without your insurance card the Pharmacy will charge the full cost of the medication to you.
Payment for Prescriptions
The Health Center only accepts the One Card for payment of all prescriptions co-pays. You must have money on your card to be given your prescribed medications.
Under the Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan there is a copay of $10.00 for generic, $25.00 for brand name, and $45.00 for non-formulary drugs. If prescription coverage is available from another insurance plan, then those copay levels are charged.
You may also arrange with Louis and Clark Pharmacy to have your medications charged to your personal credit card. These arrangements must be made directly with the pharmacy staff. To make these arrangements please call 413-736-5649 to speak with the Pharmacy staff directly.
You may pick-up your prescription during the Health Center's regular hours of operation.
Prescriptions from Home
If you have a medication that is prescribed by your physician at home, there are several arrangements that can be made to have it delivered to the Health Center:
- Have your provider from home call the prescription into Louis and Clark Pharmacy. Be sure they have your insurance information and that they note you want this delivered to the MHC Health Center.
- Have your pharmacy from home, call the prescription into Louis and Clark Pharmacy. Be sure they have your insurance information and that they note you want this delivered to the MHC Health Center.
- Make an appointment to see one of the Health Center clinicians. Bring with you the original prescription or a container of the medication that indicates the details of the prescription.
Prescriptions for Adderal, Strattera, Ritalin, Concerta and Vyvanse
The staff of the Health and Counseling Services do not prescribe or manage medications for the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder. There are a limited number of community providers who accept referrals for management of these medications. A "hard copy" written prescription by a provider outside of MHC can be faxed to Louis & Clark. The date on the prescription must not be greater than five days from the date it is being filled. Prescriptions coming from outside Massachusetts must be signed by a physician.
Once the medication has been prescribed by Louis and Clark, you can order them as needed by contacting 413-736-5649 directly. Each time you request a refill, be sure they are aware that you want the medication delivered to the Health Center.
Louis and Clark Pharmacy
Mail Order-Gallagher Student Health
Over the Counter Medications
The Health Center distributes small supplies of over-the-counter medications as clinically appropriate for self-care of common acute illness, i.e. viral cold, diarrhea, nausea and muscle pain. These will be given after a thorough clinical assessment and are meant to support the student untilpersonal supply of medications can be purchased by the student.
A prescription override is a request to have a prescription filled for more than a 30 day supply when the student is traveling outside the United States for more than a 30 day period.
If you participate in the Gallagher Student Health Insurance Plan please visit Gallagher Student Health for information on receiving an override.
If you have private insurance not administered through Mount Holyoke College please call your insurance directly to receive additional information on prescription services.