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.
Have a question about medications? Ask a pharmacist.
UK HealthCare now offers five retail pharmacy locations: Chandler Retail Pharmacy, Good Samaritan Retail Pharmacy, Kentucky Clinic Pharmacy, Turfland and the University Health Pharmacy. These full-service pharmacies are open to patients, staff, UK students and the general public. All insurance plans accepted.
- Convenient mail-order service.
- Online prescription refills.
- $4 drug program. (Certain medications offered at discount prices.)
- Prescriptions ready for pickup when the patient is discharged.
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.
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. Here's 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; prescriptions must be received by 6 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays; prescriptions must be received by 4 p.m.
- Good Samaritan Hospital: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; prescriptions for delivery must be received by 3:30 p.m. to be delivered that day.
Accepted payment methods include:
- American Express
For more information:
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 pharmacists working with the following teams:
- Internal Medicine
- Bone Marrow Transplant
- Emergency Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Infectious Disease
Central and satellite pharmacies: UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital has one central pharmacy and three pharmacy satellites in pediatrics, oncology, and perioperative services. Good Samaritan Hospital has one central pharmacy.
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.
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.
30-day supply: UK Pharmacy offers a number of generic medications at commonly prescribed dosages at the discounted rate of $4 for a 30-day supply.
View a list of eligible medications (PDF, 56 KB) »
90-day supply: A 90-day supply of some medications is also available for $10, although not all medications available through the $4 retail program are covered by the $10 program.
Availability: Medications ordered through these programs are available at any UK HealthCare pharmacy location.
Terms & Conditions
- The Prescription Program (the “Program”) is available at all retail UK Pharmacy locations.
- The Program applies only to certain generic drugs at commonly prescribed dosages. Higher dosages cost more. You may obtain a list of generic drugs and dosages covered under the Program by clicking the link above. The Retail Drug List may change and also may vary by state. Not all formulations of a drug (for example, enteric-coated, extended or timed release formulations) are covered under the Program. Program pricing is not available when a covered drug is dispensed as part of a compound.
- Under the Program, $4 is the price for up to a 30-day supply of certain covered generic drugs at commonly prescribed dosages (the “$4 Retail Program”). $10 is the price of a 90-day supply of certain covered generic drugs at commonly prescribed dosages (the “$10 Retail Program”). Not all drugs covered by the $4 Retail Program are covered by the $10 Program. Prices for quantities between a 30-day supply and a 90-day supply of drugs covered by both the $4 Retail Program and $10 Retail Program are prorated based on the $4 Program price, but will not exceed $10. Prices for quantities greater than a 90-day supply of drugs covered by the $10 Retail Program are prorated based on the $10 Program price. Prorated pricing is not available under the Program for prepackaged drugs. For pricing policies relating to prepackaged drugs (such as tubes, vials or bottles), see Section 4.
- Prepackaged drugs are covered under the Program only in the unit sizes specified on the Retail Drug List. Prepackaged drugs are dispensed based on the quantities prescribed and unit
sizes in stock at the dispensing pharmacy. Unit sizes not specified on the Retail Drug List are not covered under the Program. Multi-unit purchases are charged at a per unit price, based on the price per unit size dispensed, unless otherwise specified. Prepackaged drugs dispensed in unit sizes not specified on the Retail Drug List may be priced higher, even if equivalent quantities of the drug are available in specified unit sizes. Prorated pricing is not available under the Program for prepackaged drugs.
- Program pricing may be limited to select manufacturers of a covered drug and is available as long as supplies from such manufacturers are in stock at the dispensing pharmacy.
- You may pay less or more than the Program price, depending on the terms of your health plan. Prescriber permission may be required to change a 30-day prescription to a 90-day prescription. Certain plans, including government-funded programs, may not cover a 90-day supply.
- For purchases made at the UK Retail Pharmacies, prescriptions must initially be filled in person, and picked up in person. There are no substitutions. Purchases made through Mail Order may be ordered at the pharmacy, by phone or through this website and the patient is responsible for any mailing fees associated with filling those prescriptions.
- These Program Details are subject to change without advance notice. Changes to these Program Details may be made only in writing.
All UK HealthCare pharmacy locations are open to UK students and employees. The University Health Service Pharmacy is open to the public, but primarily serves the UK student population and UK employees for Workers Care-related prescriptions. The pharmacy also has over-the-counter and sundry items available for self-selection.
Pharmacy benefits program: The Human Resources office has a pharmacist available to counsel UK Health Plan participants on their medication choices. Through this free service, a pharmacist will review your medications, check for drug-to-drug interactions and make recommendations that may lower your overall cost. Recommendations can be made to switch to a preferred formulary brand from a non-preferred brand, or to switch to a generic choice.
While there is not always a generic choice available, there may be other drugs in the same therapeutic class that have lower cost alternatives. The pharmacist can forward these recommended changes to your prescriber for consideration. Controlling medication costs encourages proper medication use and may improve your overall health and reduce the possibility of medical complications.
To speak with a pharmacist, call 859-323-1493. Go to the University Health Service Pharmacy page »
- For staff: Get information about benefit coverage for smoking cessation
- Kentucky Cancer Program: Cooper/Clayton Method to Stop Smoking is an evidence-based 13-week program led by trained facilitators that combines the use of nicotine replacement products with group support. Classes; Phone: 866-495-9838
- GetQuit Support Plan: Information sponsored by the Pfizer drug company describing the drug Chantix™ and a free support program including a step-by-step guide. Phone: 877-242-6849
- National Cancer Institute's Smoking Quitline: Smoking cessation counselors are available to answer smoking-related questions, including quitting smokeless tobacco, in English/Spanish, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday- Friday. 1-877-448-7848
- National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health smoking cessation references.
- Kentucky's Tobacco Quit Line: The QUIT Line offers a one-on-one proactive counseling program for tobacco users. 1-800-QUIT NOW
- Publication: When you use tobacco, your heart takes a beating