Health & Wellness
Health Services

Pharmacy Services

Health Services pharmacy is located on the ground floor of the Health & Wellness Center at 450 Brook Street, and can be reached at 401-863-7882.

New Service

The pharmacy now offers a prescription take back kiosk, providing the campus an easy, safe way to dispose of unused and expired medications. All members of the Brown University community can now drop off unwanted medications anytime the pharmacy is open. 

Prescriptions are available to be mailed via Campus Mail, via US Mail (to off campus Rhode Island addresses only), or for socially distanced pick up at the front door of Health Services. Call 401-863-7882 to arrange for your prescription to be mailed or to request to pick up from the Health Services entranceway.

Our fax number is 401-863-2178.

Standard pharmacy hours and changes are posted to our homepage.

Please contact us if you have any questions about medications you are taking, over the counter medications, drug interactions, refills, prices, etc.

Our pharmacy carries a wide array of prescription medications in stock and can order most other medications. Our prescription and over the counter medications are usually priced at or below the cost at other community pharmacies. The pharmacy also has an online store for over the counter (OTC) items. Purchases are available for pickup at the pharmacy or can be delivered to the student's campus box. Payment is by credit or debit card.

  • Pain medication
  • Cold and cough, humidifiers, thermometers
  • Digestive remedies
  • First aid supplies, wound care
  • Lotions and sunscreens
  • Eye and oral care
  • Lubricants, spermicides and condoms
  • Vitamins

Filling and Refilling Your Prescriptions

We can fill most of your prescriptions as long as we have a written or telephone order from your provider or we can transfer refills from the pharmacy that originally filled the prescription.

We can also accept prescriptions from your home or community provider through Surescripts. We are listed as pharmacy "Brown University Health Services".

Call ahead anytime 401-863-7882 to refill your prescription and we will have it ready when you arrive during open hours. If a prescription has no refills, you may need to schedule an appointment with your provider for a new prescription before obtaining more medication.

Psychological Medications

We can fill a prescription from an outside provider, a Health Services provider or from a provider in Counseling and Psychological Services

ADHD Medications

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) medications require a written prescription or can be sent electronically to the pharmacy from your providers office or you can call 401-863-3953 for an appointment with a provider to discuss ADHD medications. Health Services providers will need copies of your ADHD evaluation and testing in order to prescribe these medications.


How do I transfer my prescription(s) to the Brown University Pharmacy?

For the pharmacists to transfer any remaining refills on your previous prescription(s) to the Brown Pharmacy, you will need to call or stop by the pharmacy and give us:

  •  your name, student ID number and date of birth
  •  your previous pharmacy's name and phone number
  •  the name(s) of the medication(s) you want transferred, and the prescription number(s) if you have them. 

The transfer process may take up to 24 hours during busy times, or if the medication needs ordering.

How do I transfer my prescription(s) from Brown University Pharmacy to another pharmacy?

Please ask your pharmacy to call the Brown University Pharmacy at (401) 863-7882 and the pharmacists will transfer the prescription along with any valid refill(s).


We accept most insurances. Please check your policy so that you are aware of the extent of your coverage and bring your insurance and prescription plan cards (or a copy).

If you have an insurance plan that we don't accept, you will need to pay the full cost of the prescription at the time of the purchase. We will provide you with a receipt that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.


Pharmacy services are the financial responsibility of the patient. You can pay for your purchase by cash, check, credit or debit card, Bear Bucks card, or you can use your Brown ID to apply the charge to your Bursar's account; charges post on the Bursar bill as "Health Services Pharmacy" without detailing the purchase.

Pharmacies in the Nearby Community

CVS Pharmacy (Wayland Square)
481 Angell Street
Providence, RI 02906


CVS (open 24/7)
640 Warren Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914


Note: The CVS on Thayer Street does not have a pharmacy.

Rite Aid Pharmacy
135 Pitman Street
Providence, RI 02906