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Hendrix Clinic & Counseling Center

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    Hendrix Pharmacy dispenses prescriptions and over-the-counter medication. The Pharmacy may be used by any currently enrolled students at MSUM.

    The pharmacy is closed when school is not in session, breaks, and holidays.

    Emergency Contraception (EC)

    Emergency contraception can help keep you from getting pregnant if you had sex without using birth control or if your birth control method did not work.  There are two types of FDA-approved emergency contraceptive pills (ECs); Ella and Plan B/Next Choice.  Some ECs can work when taken within five days of unprotected sex or when your birth control does not work correctly.  Some ECs are available without a prescription.

    ECs are available at Hendrix Pharmacy without a prescription from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday or in Hendrix Clinic 8:00 am to Noon and 1:00 pm to 4:30 by appointment.  Please alert the clinic if you need emergency contraception.  The cost varies from $20.00 to $50.00.

    Below is the description of the 2 EC pills available: 

    • Ella is the newest form of EC in the US and is a one-pill formula available by prescription.  The pill blocks the hormones your body need to conceive.  Works up to 5 days after unprotected sex and, unlike other EC pills, doesn't decrease in effectiveness during those 5 days.
        
    • Plan B/Next Choice also called Plan B one-step, Next Choice One Dose, Next Choice, My Way, After Pill and Lovenorgestrel.  All are available over the counter or online without a prescription.  Similar to birth control pills but at a much higher dose.  Can work up to 5 days after unprotected sex, but effectiveness decreases each day.
        

    The sooner you take your EC, the more effective it is.  It's not a bad idea to keep a box of one of the EC pill varieties on hand, just in case you should need it.

    EC RESOURCE options:
    www.womenshealth.gov
    www.besider.org
      

    Insurance
    Hendrix Pharmacy accepts many insurance prescription plans, such as Blue Cross Blue Shield. You must present your current prescription insurance card at the time of service. A parent can fax insurance information to the pharmacy or present picture of card on cell phone.

    Charges
    The pharmacy charges are not included in the heath center fee. Students are responsible for all pharmacy charges at the time of prescription dispensing. We accept cash, check, and credit card.

    Over-the-Counter Items
    We carry a variety of over the counter medications, such as cold/flu allergy, headache/pain, vitamins, etc. We can special order many items on your request.

    To Order a New Prescription
    We accept written, faxed or electronic prescriptions. If you are a new patient to the clinic, you will be asked to provide a medical history and insurance information. We accept prescriptions from physicians outside of the Hendrix Clinic and Counseling Center.

    To order a Refill Prescription
    If your prescription was originally filled at the Hendrix Pharmacy and is authorized for refills, you may call us 24 hours a day at 218.477.5875 to get it refilled. Please leave your name, the prescription number, name of medication, and quantity on the voicemail. During the day, call us with your prescription information and allow at least one hour before picking it up. You may also bring your prescription number or container to the pharmacy and wait in the lobby while it's being filled.

    Prescription Transfers
    If your prescription was filled at another pharmacy and it has authorized refills, the pharmacist can call to have your prescription transferred to the Pharmacy. You must bring the original container or supply that information to the Pharmacist.

    Special Ordering
    If a medication is not stocked at Hendrix Pharmacy, a pharmacist may be able to special order it for you. Please check with a pharmacist for further details.

    Prescription Counseling
    A pharmacist is always available during business hours for prescription counseling. The pharmacy counseling area ensures confidentiality.

    Protected Health Information
    All of your medical information is protected. We cannot release your personal, medical, or billing information to anyone except for who you tell us to. This includes parents, so if you would like them to have access to your records, please contact the pharmacist for a consent form.

    Minnesota Family Planning Program (MFPP)
    The Minnesota Family Planning Program is a health care program that covers family planning services: annual exam, STI testing, birth control emergency contraception, and education.

    Pharmacist In Charge
    Andrea R. Stengl, Doctor of Pharmacy, Registered Pharmacist