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    U.K. Albert B. Chandler Hospital Pavilion A Pharmacy

    UK HealthCare Pharmacy Services includes both inpatient and outpatient services, including five retail locations. Our Specialty Pharmacy is designed to improve the lives of patients within UK HealthCare who are taking high-cost and complicated medications. Meds-to-Beds is a bedside service that delivers discharge prescriptions to patients prior to leaving their hospital room at no additional cost to the patient.

  • Retail pharmacies

    UK HealthCare now offers five retail pharmacy locations: Chandler Retail Pharmacy, Good Samaritan Retail Pharmacy, Kentucky Clinic PharmacyTurfland and the University Health Pharmacy.

    These full-service pharmacies are open to patients, staff, UK students and the general public.

    They offer:

    All insurance plans accepted.

    Friendly, courteous staff

    Our pharmacists offer a variety of services, including:

    • Medication therapy management.
    • Flu shots and other vaccines administered on site.
    • Counseling on your medications (including proper usage, storage and full review of all the medications you are taking).
    • Tobacco-cessation support.

    Over-the-counter items such as cough/cold and allergies relief, smoking cessation products and pain relief medications are also available.

    Free parking

      We offer 30 minutes free parking in the UK HealthCare Parking Garage, located directly across S. Limestone from UK Chandler Hospital, or the Kentucky Clinic Garage, on Huguelet Avenue. Please bring your parking ticket for validation.

      Free parking is also available in the UK Good Samaritan Parking Garage and free surface parking is available at the Turfland location.

      We are disabled accessible. 

    More information

    If you have questions, please feel free to contact a pharmacist at 859-218-3340.

  • UK HealthCare Specialty Pharmacy

    UK HealthCare Specialty Pharmacy is dedicated to improving the lives of patients within UK HealthCare who are taking high-cost and complicated specialty medications. The Specialty Pharmacy services include a mail order pharmacy that provides outpatient specialty medications for numerous disease states.

    Dedicated specialists

    We have pharmacists and technicians dedicated to many areas, including:

    • Oral chemotherapy
    • Growth disorders
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Hepatitis
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Psoriasis
    • Cystic fibrosis
    • Rheumatology
    • Transplant 

    Our pharmacists are directly involved in the clinics and are able to work with the health care providers to optimize your medication therapy.

    Working with you

    Our pharmacists will also work with you, so you are knowledgeable about your specialty medication.

  • Meds-to-Beds program

    Meds-to-Beds is a concierge bedside service that delivers discharge prescriptions to patients prior to leaving their hospital room at no additional cost to the patient. All patients being discharged from Chandler and Kentucky Children’s Hospitals who are not going to a rehab or nursing facility are eligible for this service.

    How it works

    • Each patient will be identified as early as possible in their stay by a provider, nurse or pharmacist who will then notify the Meds-to-Beds staff.
    • A Meds-to-Beds staff member will visit with the patient to get all of the patient information needed to fill a prescription.
    • Patient Care staff will notify Meds-to-Beds when the discharge prescriptions have been written and signed, indicating that they are ready to be picked up.
    • Meds-to-Beds staff will pick up the prescriptions, take them to the pharmacy to be filled and deliver the medication back to the patient’s room.


    • Increased patient compliance and adherence to the new drug regimen, through access to both a medication supply and drug education.
    • Decreased number of patients who will need to be readmitted to the hospital.
    • Patient convenience.

    Meds-to-Beds Service delivery hours

    UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital

    Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Prescriptions must be received by 6 p.m.
    Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Prescriptions must be received by 4 p.m.

    Good Samaritan Hospital

    Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Prescriptions for delivery must be received by 3:30 p.m. to be delivered that day.


    Accepted payment methods include:

    • insurance
    • cash
    • checks
    • VISA
    • MasterCard
    • American Express
    • Discover

    Other information

    • UK $4 generic medications will be utilized when prescribed.
    • Pediatric medications will be compounded using the same concentrations and recipes as the in-patient pharmacy.

    Contact information

    Pharmacy Services
    UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital Pavilion A
    Phone: 859-218-3360
    Fax: 859-323-5622 (323-5M2B)
    Email: MTBmail@uky.edu 

  • About Inpatient Pharmacy Services

    Inpatient Pharmacy Services is here to meet the medication needs of patients in UK HealthCare’s hospitals. We work with physicians and nurses, often consulting at the bedside, to ensure that our patients get the best possible medications for their conditions.

    Clinical pharmacists

    Our team of clinical pharmacists ensures effective and safe medication use. Each of our clinical pharmacists is a medication expert in their specialty area. The clinical pharmacist is able to interact one on one with physicians, nurses, other healthcare professionals, families, and patients. We have a pharmacists working with the following teams:

    • Anticoagulation
    • Internal Medicine
    • Pediatrics
    • Bone Marrow Transplant
    • Neurology
    • Psychiatry
    • Cardiology
    • Neurosurgery
    • Pulmonary
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Nutrition
    • Surgery
    • Family Medicine
    • Oncology
    • Transplant
    • Infectious Disease

    Central and satellite pharmacies

    UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital has one central pharmacy and three decentral pharmacies satellites in pediatrics, oncology, and perioperative services. Good Samaritan Hospital has one central pharmacy.

    Central pharmacies

    The central pharmacies are the site for medication distribution throughout UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, and UK HealthCare’s clinics. Pharmacists in this area are responsible for the preparation of non-sterile and sterile medications. Pharmacists in the central pharmacies work closely with the clinical pharmacists to ensure the patients receive the correct medication at the right time. Pharmacists in this area are experts in the distribution process for medications within the hospital and ensure that medication is delivered in a safe and timely manner to the patient.

    Satellite pharmacies

    The pharmacists working in the satellite pharmacies are considered medication experts in their specialty area. They work with the healthcare team to ensure safe and effective medication use. The satellite pharmacies also have a focus on medication distribution to their respective area of the hospital. Pharmacists in these areas work with the central pharmacies to ensure patients receive the correct medication and dose at the right time.

    Investigational Drug Service

    The Investigational Drug Service (IDS) supports all clinical drug-related research conducted by investigators at UK HealthCare. The IDS can perform many aspects of clinical trial management including randomization of patients, drug storage and inventory control, and maintenance of drug related study files just to name a few of the services offered. The IDS will ensure compliance with federal, state, and Joint Commission requirements regarding investigational drugs to ensure safe and efficient conduct of clinical drug trials.