The Health Services pharmacy is a non-profit pharmacy conveniently located in the Health Services lobby. There is a charge for all prescriptions at the Health Services pharmacy. Students may purchase medications from our full-service pharmacy typically at a lower cost than at retail pharmacies. Prescriptions from any physician, dentist, oral surgeon, advanced practice nurse or physician assistant may be filled at the pharmacy. The Health Services pharmacists are willing to answer any questions students may have about their medications. Our registered pharmacists provide extensive counseling about each prescription filled including:

  • Side effects
  • Drug interactions
  • Refill information

The Health Services pharmacy offers several payment options to ensure that students receive their medications and/or services when needed. Students may pay with cash, check, VISA, or MasterCard, or they may use the Bursar charge option. If students elect to use the Bursar charge option the total amount due will be charged to their NIU Revolving Credit Plan account. Such amount is subject to settlement according to the terms of that plan and will appear on their next Statement of Account. Over the counter medications may not be charged to the student's Bursar Account.

Prescription Cards

The Health Services pharmacy does not accept prescription cards from private health insurance plans. The pharmacist can provide students with information on whether a prescription can be purchased for less at the Health Services pharmacy or by using their prescription card at another pharmacy. Medications can often be purchased for less at the Health Services pharmacy than the co-pay on some prescription cards.


Students will receive a receipt for each prescription filled which contains necessary information for insurance reimbursement and/or tax purposes. Students may submit the receipt to their private insurance on their own for reimbursement.

Outside Pharmacy

Any prescription received at Health Services can be filled at the pharmacy of the student’s choice.

For further information, please call 815-753-9706 or fax 815-753-5906.

RxRefill Service

Request a prescription refill


Pharmacy Hours

  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Closed Saturday, Sunday and University Holidays