Pharmacy Services

Pharmacy staff working together in SHS



How Can I Refill My Prescription (including Birth Control)?

Prescriptions previously filled at Student Health Services Pharmacy WITH REFILLS remaining (refills are noted on the bottom left hand corner of your prescription label) and prescriptions that have not expired (less than 1 year from the date originally written) may be filled in several ways:

  1. Students may call the Pharmacy at (415) 338-1710. If your prescription has run out of refills, we will contact your healthcare provider for you.  Please allow extra time (48-72 hours) to process your request.  Your provider may either write a new prescription or may advise you to make an appointment.
  2. Students may request a refill online via your Student Health Services myHealth portal.
  3. Students may come in person to the Pharmacy during business hours.


Over-The-Counter Medications

We strive to provide you with affordable options and friendly consultation to help you decide which over-the-counter medication will fit your needs. See what medications our pharmacy has to offer.  

Location and Phone Numbers

The SF State Student Health Services Pharmacy is located in the Student Health Center.  The pharmacy is directly to the right of the Information Desk as you walk in the front door. 

Phone: (415) 338-1710

Fax: (415) 338-3976


Hours of Operation during the Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

8:30am - 4:45pm

(May be closed for lunch from 12:00pm - 1:15pm)


10:00am - 4:45 pm

(May be closed for lunch from 12:00pm - 1:15pm)


8:30am - 4:45pm

(Closed for lunch from 12:00pm - 1:15pm)


Pharmacy Frequently Asked Questions

Wondering how to transfer a prescription to another pharmacy? Or how to refill a prescription? Find answers to all your pharmacy related questions here! 


Medication Disposal at SHS

Drop off your expired and unwanted medications! The Safe Medication Disposal Kiosk is located in the Student Health Clinic in the corner between Clinic A and Medical Record entrance door.
Safely dispose of unwanted and expired medicines sign


  • Cross out or remove personal identifying information from the medicine bottle.
  • Leave the product in its original container or place solid medicine in a sealed plastic bag.
  • Remove or destroy personal information from the medicine containers.
  • Keep liquids in original containers and place in the secured disposal bin.

What Can Be Collected?  

  • Medication in any dosage form
  • Schedule II-V Controlled and Non-Controlled substances that are lawfully possessed by the ultimate user are acceptable to be placed in the Kiosk. 

What is Not Collected?  

  • Herbal remedies, vitamins, supplements
  • Medical sharps and needles (e.g., insulin syringes)
  • Iodine-containing medications
  • Illicit drugs or dangerous substances and any controlled substances not lawfully possessed by the ultimate user may not be placed in the kiosk.

San Francisco residents unable to travel to a drop-off location may request a free, prepaid mail-back envelope by calling 844.633.7765 or online at

Click here for other pharmaceutical waste collection sites.