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University Health Center

600 S. College Ave.
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4770
Fax: 660.543.8222


Frequently Asked Questions about the Dispensary

What is a medication dispensary?
Does the dispensary take insurance?
What other services does the dispensary offer?
What are the hours of the dispensary?
How can I pay for items bought at the dispensary?

What is a medication dispensary?

Here at the University of Central Missouri Health Center we have what is called a medication dispensary. A medication dispensary is an office in our clinic where patient’s go to pick up prescription medications the UCM provider has prescribed for them. Our medication dispensary is operated by a Dispensary Technician, not a pharmacist. The medication dispensary stocks a limited amount of pre-packed prescription medications, which must be prescribed by a UCM provider on campus. Directions for the medications are already affixed to the labels; therefore, the patient does not have to wait for labels to print or pills to be counted. This means your medications will be ready for you in about 5-10 minutes or less.

Does the medication dispensary take insurance?

The UCM Health Center Medication Dispensary does not take prescription insurance. However, our prices are as low as most insurance co-pays. This is why it is very important that you, as a patient, know what your co-pays are for medications. This will allow us to help you make the decision of where to get your prescription medication---at our medication dispensary or a local pharmacy.

What other services does the medication dispensary offer?

The UCM Health Center Dispensary stocks several over-the-counter medications that may be purchased for reasonable prices. We invite you to come see what we have before going off-campus to a store. Also, once a week students may bring in their current student ID to receive 12 free regular size latex male condoms, 6 free large size latex male condoms, 12 free non-latex male condoms, 6 free latex female condoms, or 2 free flavored latex dental dams. Once a year, students who need condoms for classroom or organizational safe sex speeches please stop by the Dispensary to talk about a quantity needed.

What are the hours of the medication dispensary?

Our hours are as listed:         Closed for lunch daily from 12pm-1pm
Fall and Spring Semesters -- Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Summer Semester --             Monday-Thursday 7:30am-4:30pm

We will be closed whenever University Offices are closed and during most student breaks, including the first few weeks in August until the week school begins.  It is very important to plan ahead and make sure you have an adequate supply of medication to get you through the closed times.

How can I pay for items bought at the medication dispensary?

Students are able to pay for any item bought at the medication dispensary by cash, check, credit card, debit card, central cash, or charge to their UCM student account, however: the charges must be paid at Student Financial Services located in Ward Edwards 1100 or pay online.


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