UK Retail Pharmacies

UK HealthCare offers eight convenient retail pharmacy locations on and off campus, including the University Health Services Retail Pharmacy (first floor of the University Health Service Building); and the Apothecary (first floor of the Gatton Student Center). 

The full-service pharmacies are open to everyone, including UK students, staff, patients and the general public. Most insurance plans are accepted. 

All of our retail pharmacies offer:

  • The lowest prescription prices in Lexington. (Visit our website to learn more.)
  • Free mail delivery on most prescriptions. 
  • One-stop testing and treatment for flu, strep and UTIs. (Services vary by location.) 
  • Vaccinations for flu, COVID, and more. 
  • Over-the-counter items. 

More information: If you have questions, please feel free to call us toll-free 833-333-UKRx (8579) and choose the pharmacy location of your choice. Visit to see a full list of UK Retail Pharmacies locations and services. 


Need a prescription after hours?

UK Chandler Retail Pharmacy is the only retail pharmacy in Lexington open 24/7. IT NEVER CLOSES. 

Chandler Retail Pharmacy is located on the first floor of UK Chandler Hospital Pavilion A behind the gift shop. Like all UK Retail Pharmacies, it is open to everyone and accepts most insurance. 


Durable medical equipment

UK Retail Pharmacies also offer UK DME, a durable medical equipment service. 

The service features a store, located inside the Kentucky Clinic, on the first floor, just behind the main information desk. It is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. UK DME offers a wide range of products, from mobility items such as canes, wheelchairs and crutches, to braces, wound care, breast pumps, CPAP/BiPAP devices and more. 

UK DME is open to everyone and most commercial insurance plans are accepted, as well as Medicare and Medicaid. 

Learn more at or call 859-218-5363.

What to Bring to the Pharmacy

When getting your prescription filled, always remember to bring the following: student ID, insurance card, prescription benefit card (if your insurance carrier provides one), prescription paper or old bottle if it is a refill.

It is very important that you bring your prescription card so your medication costs can be properly filed with your insurance.

Transferring or Refilling Prescriptions


Abuse, misuse, diversion and illegal sale of prescription drugs are some of the largest threats facing the safety and welfare of the citizens of Kentucky. The Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting System (KASPER) tracks controlled substances dispensed within the state. A KASPER report shows all scheduled prescriptions for an individual over a specified timer period, the prescriber and the dispenser. KASPER is designed to be a source of information for practitioners and pharmacists and an investigative tool for law enforcement and regulatory agencies.

KASPER is not intended to prevent people from obtaining needed medications. By law, UHS is required to participate in KASPER efforts. Per the guidelines established by Kentucky state legislation, when prescribing controlled substances, we will pull a KASPER report on the patient to verify prescribing privileges. This is for your protection as a patient and for our protection as a health care provider.


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