University pharmacists are happy to answer prescription questions and help you choose the best over-the-counter medication(s) for your needs.

Pharmacy Services

Located within the Barnes Center at The Arch and open to students, faculty and staff, the in-person Pharmacy offers the following. Drop-ins are welcome, appointments are not required.

  • Prescription Filling
  • Consultation Services
  • Prescription Counseling
  • Immunization Services
  • In-person/Virtual Retail Shopping


Prescriptions from Barnes Center at The Arch Health Care Providers

If you receive a prescription from a Barnes Center at The Arch Health Care provider, unless you request a different pharmacy, your prescription will be digitally sent to the Barnes Center at The Arch Pharmacy.

Prescriptions from an External Provider

If you seek to fill a prescription prescribed by an external provider, such as your home physician, please have your provider fax, phone or electronically prescribe a new prescription to Syracuse University’s Barnes Center at The Arch Pharmacy. Per New York State law, when using an outside pharmacy, individuals are only allowed one transfer refill, per request. Pending state laws, you may lose all of your refills.

Certified as an Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS) provider, the Pharmacy is full-service and available to the campus community.

Electronic Prescribing Information

Surescripts Network – Syracuse University Health Service Pharmacy 13244

In accordance with New York State Pharmacy Law, Barnes Center at The Arch Pharmacy staff can only transfer one refill to or from another pharmacy. If more than one transfer is required, the prescribing clinician must authorize it. To authorize the refills, the Barnes Center at The Arch Pharmacy will need the phone number of either the other pharmacy or your clinician. As requests may increase at times throughout the year and/or your home pharmacy may be in a different time zone, please know the health and wellness team is working to assist students as quickly as possible.

Requesting a Prescription Transfer

Please note, you must have refills left on your prescription. You may complete the request on the Patient Portal or have your local pharmacy call the Barnes Center at The Arch Pharmacy at 315.443.5691 during business hours.

Refills Remaining on Your Prescription

You may take your Barnes Center at The Arch Pharmacy prescription bottle/label to a pharmacy in your area. Your local pharmacy can then call the Barnes Center Pharmacy at 315.443.5691 and request a prescription transfer. Please note, some state laws may prevent this. As a friendly reminder, New York State Pharmacy Law permits the Barnes Center at The Arch Pharmacy to transfer only one refill to another pharmacy.

Out of Prescription Refills

Please contact your provider for a new prescription.

Retail Space (In-Person, Virtual)

Don’t see what you need in the retail space? Let us know by emailing the Pharmacy or calling 315.443.5691.

Frequently purchased retail products are available to order for pick-up. Using the Wellness Portal, select "Virtual Pharmacy."  Please note, orders may take two to four hours to complete. Individuals will receive a phone call when their order is available. Students, faculty and staff are invited to place orders.

If this is your first time using the Wellness Portal, please visit the Wellness Portal webpage for additional information and instruction.

Available in-person and virtually, the Barnes Center at The Arch Pharmacy maintains a large inventory of common non-prescription items and health supplies. Among hundreds of items in the retail pharmacy, you’ll find the following. For questions or to request a product, please email the Pharmacy or call 315.443.5691.

  • Chest Binders
  • Digital Thermometers (Oral)
  • Ear Care Supplies (e.g. ear plugs, earwax remover, etc.)
  • Emergen-C, Vitamin C
  • Emergency Contraceptives 
  • Essential Cold/Flu Items
  • Eye Care Supplies (e.g. saline solution, contact lens cleaner, eye drops, etc.)
  • First Aid Kits and Supplies (e.g. antibiotic ointment, bandages, cold/hot packs, etc.)
  • Herbal Teas
  • Hand Sanitizer (Locally manufactured by Professor Chris Uyehara.)
  • Hand Sanitizer Wipes
  • Masks (e.g. disposable, reusable)
  • Necessities (e.g. hygiene supplies, toiletries, vitamins, supplements, etc.)
  • Oral Hygiene Supplies
  • Over-the-Counter Medication ( e.g. allergy, cold/flu, pain relievers, stomach pain/gas relievers, etc.)
  • Sanitary Items ( e.g. pads, tampons, yeast infection treatment, etc.)
  • Sexual Health Supplies ( e.g. condoms, lubricants, emergency contraception, etc.)
    • Please Note: Syracuse University students have access to various sexual health supplies at no extra cost. These items are not located in the Pharmacy retail space. Visit the Sexual and Reproductive Health webpage for more information.
  • Toiletries and Personal Care Items ( e.g. shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc.)
  • Travel Supplies
  • Vitamins and Supplements

Students are welcome to explore available health and wellness supplies, place requests for products to be available within the Pharmacy and test samples for sizing options. Requests may be made by emailing the Pharmacy or calling 315.443.5691.

One-on-one purchasing consultation services are available with Barnes Center at The Arch Counseling and Pharmacy by calling 315.443.8000. Learn more on the Trans and Gender Affirming Services webpage.

  • Chest Binders
  • Gender Affirming Hormones and Syringes
  • Hair Removal and Bleaching Kits
  • KT Tape
  • Underwear

Pharmacy Billing and Fees

The Pharmacy works to keep prices affordable, resulting in many prescription and non-prescription items being significantly cheaper compared to traditional retailers. The Pharmacy participates with most insurance prescription plans, including the Student Health Insurance Plan. If a copay and/or fee is required past insurance processing, the Pharmacy accepts the following forms of payment.

  • Cash
  • Credit Cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover)
  • Billing the student’s Bursar’s account.