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On-Campus Pharmacy

The Belmont University Pharmacy is uniquely positioned to serve the prescription and over-the-counter needs of students, faculty, and staff within the Belmont community. Dr. Adam Pace, Pharmacy Manager, manages the daily operations of the on-campus pharmacy and mentors current pharmacy students. See Dr. Pace’s faculty page.

Hours & Location

Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The on-campus pharmacy is located in McWhorter Hall. See #7 on the campus map for more directions.

  • F.A.Q.s

    Who can fill prescriptions at the Belmont Campus Pharmacy?
    Students, faculty, and staff are eligible to fill prescriptions at the pharmacy, as are spouses and dependents of faculty and staff.

    Do you fill prescriptions from my hometown prescriber?
    Yes! We welcome all prescriptions. Many can be called or faxed to the pharmacy.

    If an out-of-state prescriber, signature must be legible to be valid.

    The prescription itself is valid and legible, subject to Tennessee State Board of Pharmacy Rules and Regulations (e.g. date prescription written not greater than 1-year from date presented for non-controls, Controlled Substances II-V prescriptions must be written within six-months from date presented).

    Do you bill insurance?
    Prescription insurance is welcomed. The pharmacy accepts most major carriers, but are unable to process out-of-state Medicaid insurance. Please contact your Pharmacy Benefits Manager (customer service on the back of your card) to verify that we are an accepted pharmacy.

    How do I know if my insurance has prescription coverage?
    Look for the following information: RX BIN, RX PCN, RX Identification/Member ID, RX Group

    * Please note that we are not connected to the Health Portal *

    How do I transfer a prescription to your pharmacy?
    If it is at a pharmacy back home, let us know the pharmacy name and phone number, and the prescription name(s). We will take care of the rest!

    How can I pay for my prescription or OTC product?
    We accept all major credit/debit cards, HSA/FSA cards, cash, check, and Bruin Bucks.

    If I have a reaction or want to return a prescription, can I do that?
    Unfortunately, Tennessee law prevents us from re-issuing any medication that was previously dispensed to a patient since we cannot guarantee that it had been properly stored and/or is not contaminated. Therefore, we cannot issue credit for medications returned to the pharmacy, although we will be happy to dispose of the medication for you.

    Do you sell Sudafed products?
    Yes, we stock generic pseudoephedrine products.  Sudogest (equivalent to Sudafed 4-6 hour) and Suphedrine (equivalent to Sudafed 12-hour) are kept behind the pharmacy counter.  You will need your drivers license to complete the purchase.

    Can I get a flu shot at the pharmacy?
    Yes. According to the CDC, the flu season begins in October. We do not bill insurance for flu shots. Cash price coming soon.

  • Feeling sick?

    Talk with one of our pharmacists to find the product that is right for your symptoms. *If you do not feel better after 3-days, feel worse, or develop a fever, please contact the Health Services Clinic at 615-460-5506.

    ** Make sure you talk with our pharmacists about which products you are taking, as many of them interact or have the same ingredients. **

    Cough?

    What to try first: Drink plenty of water. This will naturally help your body release the mucus from your lungs. Remember, a cough is your body’s natural way of ridding itself of toxins. Rest and a vaporizer may also help.

    Products available: Cough drops and lozenges, Nyquil and Dayquil products (capsules and liquid), Mucinex products (Mucinex, Mucinex-DM, Mucinex-D).

    Sore throat?

    What to try first: Gargling warm salt water every few hours and drinking warm tea with honey can naturally help calm an achy throat.

    Products available: Chloraseptic lozenges and spray.

    Congestion?

    What to try first: Get plenty of rest to help your body fight the infection naturally. Vaporizers may help relieve congestion, and elevating your head during sleep may allow you to more easily breathe through your nose.

    Products available: Saline nasal spray, Sudafed products (4-6 hour and 12-hour tablet packages), Alka-Seltzer Cold & Sinus, anti-histamines (if allergy related), Dayquil (capsules, liquid), Nyquil (capsules, liquid).

    Seasonal Allergies?

    Non-sedating anti-histamines can be very effective.  Stop in to discuss your symptoms with our pharmacists in order to get you the best product for your needs!

    Over-The-Counter Products

    Some of our best-selling OTC products include:

    • Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)

    Loratadine (Claritin)

    Fexofenadine (Allegra)

    Fluticasone (Flonase)

    Cough drops and lozenges

    Travel-size toiletries

    Toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash

    Razors and shaving cream

    Tampons and Pads

    Band-aids

    Pens, pencils, basic function calculators 

     

  • Naloxone

    *Reverses drug overdose*

    *Instructions for use included*

    Naloxone, a life-saving medication that temporarily reverses opioid drug overdoses, is now available at the Belmont Pharmacy during open hours.

    Naloxone interrupts an opioid overdose – which includes morphine, codeine, fentanyl, and more – long enough to seek medical attention. Naloxone is available for anyone who requests it to assist a person (to include themselves) at risk of experiencing an opiate-related overdose. Administration of the overdose reversing medication is simple and relatively risk-free.

    The first step in responding to someone who has an overdose is to call 615-460-6617 (Campus Security). Campus Security, Health Services Clinic, and Belmont Pharmacy have been trained in the use of this medication.

    The Tennessee law provides additional protection for health care providers and Good Samaritans who properly use this safe and effective medication to save lives (T.C.A. § 63-1-152, Tennessee Department of Health Opioid Antagonist Collaborative Pharmacy Practice Policy).

    For further information about Naloxone, visit www.naloxonesaves.org

  • Medication Take-Back Program

    Disposal of medication has rarely been a topic for discussion. Most manufacturers’ medication package inserts contain no specific information on how to properly dispose of unused or expired medications. Concerns about the potential harmful effects that flushing medications down the toilet may have on the environment are an important issue to consider.

    Sources such as residues from hospital and pharmaceutical manufacturing, runoff from agribusiness, veterinary drug use, human activities (including medications excreted in urine and feces) have all been identified by the Environmental Protection Agency as significant contributors to the levels of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the environment. Minimizing the flushing of medications as a means of disposal will lessen the burden. Most drugs can be thrown in the household trash, but consumers should take precautions before tossing them out, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    Do not flush drugs down the toilet unless medication information instructs you to do so.

    Take medications out of their original containers and mix them with an undesirable substance, such as coffee grounds or cat litter. Make sure to remove the prescription label or scratch out all identifying information on the prescription container.

    Do not give medications to friends! Your friend may have a medical condition that is worsened by the drug or have serious adverse effects related to the drug or be taking other medications that might interact adversely with your medication(s).

    According to DEA regulations, we cannot accept controlled substances for disposal. These include narcotic pain relievers, stimulants for ADD/ADHD, and certain medications for anxiety and insomnia. Look for a DEA-sponsored Drug Take Back program to dispose of controlled substances (check with Fire and Police Departments).

    We accept only tablets and capsules, and cannot accept other dosage forms at this time. Please put medication(s) into a plastic or paper bag and bring into the Campus Pharmacy for disposal.

    Please note that this program is only available for Belmont University students, faculty, and staff.