Belmont University's Campus Pharmacy is a convenient and accessible pharmacy that provides full-service prescription and over-the-counter medication options for the university's students, faculty and staff. Located in McWhorter Hall adjacent to Health Services, the pharmacy offers personalized attention and support for all your healthcare needs. Whether you need to fill a prescription or have questions about a medication, the friendly and knowledgeable staff are available to assist you.
Dr. Jami Nix, Pharmacy Manager, manages the daily operations of the Campus Pharmacy and mentors current pharmacy students. Staff Pharmacist is Dr. Mary Lefler and staff technician is Sharla Johns, CPhT.
The Campus Pharmacy hours during the Fall and Spring Semesters:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please check MyBelmont for any shortened hours due to holidays or weather.
Text Only Line: 629-209-1755
The Campus Pharmacy is located on the first floor of McWhorter Hall adjacent to the Health Services Clinic. See #7 on the campus map for more directions.
Text Refills & Alerts
If you are an existing patient with the Campus Pharmacy and have NOT signed up for text or email alerts, you may use the link below to sign up for these. Please do not use this form if you have never filled a prescription with the Campus Pharmacy.
You may text refills requests anytime to the BUPharmacy text line: 629-209-1755.
Products & Services
Talk with one of our pharmacists to find the product that is right for your symptoms. *If you do not feel better after 3-days, feel worse, or develop a fever, please contact the Health Services Clinic at 615-460-5506.
** Make sure you talk with our pharmacists about which products you are taking, as many of them interact or have the same ingredients. **
What to try first: Drink plenty of water. This will naturally help your body release the mucus from your lungs. Remember, a cough is your body’s natural way of ridding itself of toxins. Rest and a vaporizer may also help.
Products available: Cough drops and lozenges, Nyquil and Dayquil products, Mucinex products.
What to try first: Gargling warm salt water every few hours and drinking warm tea with honey can naturally help calm an achy throat.
Products available: Chloraseptic lozenges and spray.
What to try first: Get plenty of rest to help your body fight the infection naturally. Vaporizers may help relieve congestion, and elevating your head during sleep may allow you to more easily breathe through your nose.
Products available: Saline nasal spray, Sudafed products, Alka-Seltzer Cold & Sinus, anti-histamines (if allergy related), Dayquil, Nyquil.
Non-sedating anti-histamines or nasal sprays can be very effective. Stop in to discuss your symptoms with our pharmacists in order to get you the best product for your needs!
Some of our best-selling OTC products include:
- Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
- Loratadine (Claritin)
- Cetirizine (Zyrtec)
- Fexofenadine (Allegra)
- Fluticasone (Flonase)
- Cough drops and lozenges
- Travel-size toiletries
- Toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash
- Razors and shaving cream
- Tampons and Pads
- Pens, pencils, basic function calculators
The campus pharmacy is happy to assist you with all of your travel needs. We partner with health services to provide travel consults to review what immunizations, oral medications, and over the counter items are needed to make your trip successful.
Naloxone, a life-saving medication that temporarily reverses opioid drug overdoses, is now available at the Campus Pharmacy during open hours. We can bill your insurance for this medication or you can pay the out-of-pocket price of $100. Information on administration will be provided.
Naloxone interrupts an opioid overdose – which includes morphine, codeine, fentanyl, and more – long enough to seek medical attention. Naloxone is available for anyone who requests it to assist a person (to include themselves) at risk of experiencing an opiate-related overdose. Administration of the overdose reversing medication is simple and relatively risk-free.
The first step in responding to someone who has an overdose is to call 615-460-6617 (Campus Security). Campus Security, Health Services Clinic, and Campus Pharmacy staff have been trained in the use of this medication.
The Tennessee law provides additional protection for health care providers and Good Samaritans who properly use this safe and effective medication to save lives (T.C.A. § 63-1-152, Tennessee Department of Health Opioid Antagonist Collaborative Pharmacy Practice Policy).
For further information about Naloxone, visit www.naloxonesaves.org
Disposal of medication has rarely been a topic for discussion. Most manufacturers’ medication package inserts contain no specific information on how to properly dispose of unused or expired medications. Concerns about the potential harmful effects that flushing medications down the toilet may have on the environment are an important issue to consider.
Sources such as residues from hospital and pharmaceutical manufacturing, runoff from agribusiness, veterinary drug use, human activities (including medications excreted in urine and feces) have all been identified by the Environmental Protection Agency as significant contributors to the levels of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the environment. Minimizing the flushing of medications as a means of disposal will lessen the burden. Most drugs can be thrown in the household trash, but consumers should take precautions before tossing them out, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Do not flush drugs down the toilet unless medication information instructs you to do so.
Take medications out of their original containers and mix them with an undesirable substance, such as coffee grounds or cat litter. Make sure to remove the prescription label or scratch out all identifying information on the prescription container.
Do not give medications to friends! Your friend may have a medical condition that is worsened by the drug or have serious adverse effects related to the drug or be taking other medications that might interact adversely with your medication(s).
According to DEA regulations, we cannot accept controlled substances for disposal. These include narcotic pain relievers, stimulants for ADD/ADHD, and certain medications for anxiety and insomnia. Look for a DEA-sponsored Drug Take Back program to dispose of controlled substances (check with Fire and Police Departments).
Unused or unwanted medication may be disposed at the Metro Police Station at 1441 12th Ave. South. You can also search the FDA website or call 1-800-882-9539
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! We welcome all prescriptions. Many can be called or faxed to the pharmacy.
If an out-of-state prescriber, signature must be legible to be valid.
The prescription itself is valid and legible, subject to Tennessee State Board of Pharmacy Rules and Regulations (e.g. date prescription written not greater than 1-year from date presented for non-controls, Controlled Substances II-V prescriptions must be written within six-months from date presented).
Students, faculty, and staff are eligible to fill prescriptions at the pharmacy, as are spouses and dependents of faculty and staff.
Prescription insurance is welcomed. The pharmacy accepts most major carriers, but are unable to process out-of-state Medicaid insurance. Please contact your Pharmacy Benefits Manager (customer service on the back of your card) to verify that we are an accepted pharmacy. Check your insurance card for RX BIN, RX PCN, RX ID/Member ID, RX Group to verify if you have prescription coverage.
No. We are not connected to this system. Any health information you provide to Health Services does not link to our pharmacy. Please be prepared to let us know about prescriptions, vitamins, and allergies so that we can update your record.
If it is at a pharmacy back home, let us know the pharmacy name and phone number, and the prescription name(s). We will take care of the rest!
We accept all major credit/debit cards, HSA/FSA cards, cash, check, and Bruin Bucks.
Unfortunately, Tennessee law prevents us from re-issuing any medication that was previously dispensed to a patient since we cannot guarantee that it had been properly stored and/or is not contaminated. Therefore, we cannot issue credit for medications returned to the pharmacy, although we will be happy to dispose of the medication for you.
Yes, we stock generic pseudoephedrine products. Sudogest (equivalent to Sudafed 4-6 hour) and Suphedrine (equivalent to Sudafed 12-hour) are kept behind the pharmacy counter. You will need your drivers license to complete the purchase.
We offer the shingles vaccine (Shingrix) and the pneumococcal vaccine (Prevnar) to all students, faculty, and staff. We can bill your insurance for these immunizations and copays are due at time of administration. You may call or text the pharmacy to schedule an appointment.
If you use medications that require disposal of needles, the Belmont Campus Pharmacy has sharps containers for sale. These containers may be given to Health Services for destruction at no charge.