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Room 1.110 (west end of 1st floor lobby)
633 Emerson Street, Evanston Campus

Pharmacy Services

We request all users of the Pharmacy please wear a mask or comparable face covering to help protect yourself and the staff from the risks associated with COVID-19. There are masks available just inside the first floor lobby for all visitors to the building.

Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) Pharmacy at NMSHS is here to serve your prescription drug and over-the-counter medication needs. We accept most major prescription benefit plans. Patients who use NMSHS may have their prescriptions filled at the pharmacy of their own choice. A valid Northwestern WildCARD (NU identification card) is necessary to use NMG Pharmacy. Prescriptions from licensed physicians are filled by our registered pharmacist at a reasonable cost and are frequently below the cost charged at local retail pharmacies when not using insurance. New The Health Service Pharmacy is located in the first floor lobby at 633 Emerson Street on the Evanston Campus.prescriptions or refill authorizations from providers are not accepted by email but are accepted by fax or phone.

Please note that written and faxed prescriptions must be physically signed by a physician. Additionally, any prescription(s) from your healthcare provider external to the NMSHS can be routed directly as an eScript to NMG Pharmacy.

Prescription Refills

Refills of any current prescription(s) with outstanding refills remaining may be requested via the MyNM Portal.

Prescriptions may be paid for by credit or debit card. If your total charges exceed $5, you may opt to bill them to your NM patient account for billing at a later date.A limited selection of common non-prescription, Over-The-Counter (OTC) products, such as allergy and cold remedies, cough syrups, analgesics, contraceptives, humidifiers, thermometers, and heating pads are also available.

Disposal of Unused or Expired Medication and Sharps

For students who need to properly dispose of unused or expired medication(s), you may request a self-service mailer which will allow you to package and send your medication to an authorized disposal service. Please request a mailer directly from the staff at NMG Pharmacy during regular business hours. Additionally, the following are state-approved medication drop-off sites in Evanston:

For additional approved sites, visit:

For students who need to properly dispose of Sharps containers, the Evanston Fire Department accepts sealed containers Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm.
Related information from the FDA on sharps disposal

If you have further questions about services provided by the Northwestern Medicine Student Health Service Pharmacy, here is a link to our Frequently Asked Questions or you may call  847.491.2144.