Campus Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy

YES! We are still open Monday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm for curbside pickup (right infront of Place Riel!) or free prescription delivery or mail-out during Covid-19. Shop our front store products on our website. Thank you for continuing to support your local campus pharmacy. Follow us on Facebook for updates.

About Us


We are a locally owned, full service pharmacy open to students, staff, faculty, and the public. Our pharmacy is dedicated to providing reliable health information and pharmacy services in a welcoming, inclusive, community-minded environment. Our pharmacists offer health advice, answer questions about your medication, provide annual influenza vaccinations, and prescribe medication for over 25 common minor ailments.

We have been proudly serving the university community since the pharmacy was established on campus in 2007. We are a partner with Student Wellness and Huskie Athletics, and a learning site for University of Saskatchewan pharmacy students. We provide an annual university student scholarship, sponsor student groups and events, and partner with student and community organizations. We are proud to be part of your U of S health team.

Shop our online store for curbside pickup (drive up right in front of Place Riel!). We also offer free local delivery with your prescriptions. Thank you for shopping local.


Services


Annual Flu Shots

We offer annual flu shots mid-October until early spring each year. Publicly funded flu shots are available if you are 5 years old or older and have a valid Saskatchewan Health number. Everyone is welcome.

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Pharmacist Minor Ailments & Self Care Prescribing

Our pharmacists can prescribe for over 25 minor ailment and self care conditions, including birth control, emergency contraception, uncomplicated urinary tract infections, cold sores, migranes and more. Walk-ins are welcome.

Prescription Delivery & Mail Out

We offer free prescription delivery within Saskatoon. If you are going home for the summer, away on an internship or otherwise cannot come to the pharmacy to pickup your medication, we also offer Canada-wide prescription mail-out through Canada Post. Ask us for details.

Insurance Coverage

We realize medication can be expensive. Our staff help you access medication coverage through the USSU Student Drug Plan, Sask Health Special Support Program & all other major insurance plans. If you are having diffulty affording your medication, please talk to us.

Positive Space

Our pharmacy is proud to provide pharmacy services in a respectful, welcoming, inclusive environment. We offer free prescription delivery & Canada Post Xpresspost mail-out within Canada for prescriptions, including PrEP.

Huskie Athletes

We are a proud member of the Huskie Health Care Coalition. We encourage athletes to ask our pharmacists before taking over-the-counter medication, so we can ensure the medication is permitted in your sport. Our pharmacists also may be able to provide skin checks with documentation for your sport.

Compliance/blister packing

If you take multiple medications or sometimes have difficulty remembering to take your medications, ask us about blister packaging. We offer weekly or monthly blister packaging for your medication for no additional charge.

Other Medication Injections

We are able to administer most deloid SC or IM medication injections in our pharmacy. You must have a valid prescription for the medication. Ask us for details.

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Take Home Naloxone kits

We provide publicly funded Take Home Naloxone kits (injectable naloxone) and training to anyone who is at risk of an opioid overdose and/or might witness an opioid overdose (eg. peer or family members of people at risk of an opioid overdose). Naloxone nasal spray is available for those with NIHB benefits.

Compression Stockings & Fittings

We offer FREE fittings for compression stockings. The USSU Student Drug Plan reimburses 100% for 2 pairs of stockings per academic year with a prescription. Many private insurance companies reimburse for 4 pairs per year. Ask us for details.

Download App


Request your prescription REFILLS 24/7 online or by phone using your prescription number. You can also refill your prescriptions, order new prescriptions, and search our drug information database using the Medicine Shoppe Canada app. Using the app, you can send us a picture of your NEW prescription and simply bring the original prescription when you come in to pick up. If you need your prescription delivered, mailed-out or ready in less than 24 hours, just send us a message in the comments. Save time by ordering your prescriptions in advance!

FAQ


Most medications can be transfered easily from any pharmacy across Canada.  Just stop by our pharmacy or phone us to request a prescription transfer.  We will ask for your name and contact information as well as the name of the pharmacy where you last filled your prescriptions. Our pharmacists will contact the other pharmacy directly for your prescription information, so we can fill the prescription at our pharmacy.
Our pharmacy offers prescription delivery or mail out for most prescription medications to anywhere across Canada for no additional charge.  Just contact our pharmacy with your address.  If you have a copay for your prescriptions, we can save your credit card on file or you can pay by etransfer.



Please tell us know if you are having difficulty affording your prescription medication. You might be eligible for additional coverage from government programs like Saskatchewan Health Special Support Program or assistance programs through medication manufacturers.  We are here to help.
Special Support Program
  • Anyone with a Saskatchewan Health card can apply
  • The program is funded by the Saskatchewan provincial government 
  • It is program based on need
For more information, please visit the Special Support Program online.

Here are 5 reasons you might you want to apply for the program:
  1. Many students have a lower income, so they qualify for significant coverage. The lower your income and higher your drug costs, the more coverage you will get. Once you turn 18 years old, coverage is calculated based on your income, not your parents. 
  2. Most, but not all, prescription medications qualify for coverage under this plan.
  3. You might save even more money by combining Special Support with your current plan. For example: if the full price of your medications is $100/month and the Student Plan pays 80%, you usually pay $20/month. ($100 x 80% coverage= $20/month). If you apply and are approved for 90% coverage through Special Support, you will only pay $2/month. ($100 x 90% coverage= $10  then $10 x 80% coverage= $2/month) 
  4. Your circumstances may change in the future. If you apply using Side A of the form and continue living in Saskatchewan and filing income tax, your coverage will be automatically reassessed each year.  
  5. Your private plan might require you to apply as part of their policy.

STEP 1: Fill out Side A or Side B of the application form

Fill out the Side A Application Form if you file income tax. You will need to provide your Notice of Assessment or pages 1-4 of your income tax return. (Note: if you remain in Saskatchewan and continue to file taxes, your coverage will be automatically re-assessed each year based on your new income and new drug costs.)

Fill our the Side B Application Form if you did not file income tax. You will need to provide documents to prove your income (eg. T4s, scholarship information, pension information). You may choose to provide the most recent 3 months of your bank statements along with a letter explaining your annual income. (Note: you will need to re-apply every year to stay in the program.

STEP 2: Submit the application
Submit your completed application and income documentation to Sask Health by email, mail or bring to our pharmacy to fax. Sask Health mailing address and email is listed on the top right corner of the application form.

STEP 3: You will receive a letter in the mail from Sask Health stating your coverage
  • It may take 4-8 weeks for your application to be processed then you will receive a letter in the mail explaining your level of coverage. 
  • The letter will be mailed to the address you have listed with Saskatchewan Health. 
  • The coverage will be automatically connected to your health card, and the coverage will be automatically applied when the pharmacy fills your prescriptions.
  • If you need to have your application processed urgently, please talk to our pharmacists. 
STEP 4: Submit the letter to your insurance plan (if the application was requested by your insurance)  
  • If requested by Student Plan, take letter to the Student Plan office (next to the pharmacy) or submit to Student Plan by email or fax.  
  • If another private insurnace requested you to apply, submit the letter to your insurance plan office.
If it is the first time you are filling a prescription at our pharmacy, you will need to give the pharmacy your student number.  
Using your student number, the pharmacy will automatically electronically submit your prescription claim to the Student Plan, so you wont need to manually submit your receipt. If the pharmacy doesn't have your student number, they wont be able to send your claim to the Student Plan for coverage.

Check to make sure you are still enrolled in the Student Plan.
If you are nolonger a full time student or if most of your classes are clinical rotations or online classes, you might nolonger be enrolled in the Student Plan. You can check your tuition to see if you paid into the plan or you can talk to the the Student Plan office. The pharmacy might be able to see if your coverage has been terminated, but we wont have information about the reason your coverage was terminated.

If you are enrolled in the Student Plan, but the prescription wasn't automatically covered, you can apply for a Student Plan Drug Exception Request from the Student Plan. 

Student Plan Drug Exception Request applications:
If your medication might quality for approval, we probably asked you to sign an application forms when you were picking up your prescription. If we didn't give you an application form, you can talk to us or the Student Plan to obtain a form.

Once the application has been submitted to the Student Plan, it may take approximately 2-6 weeks for the plan to process your applications. If your application is approved, you will receive an email from the Student Plan. You can then submit your prescription receipt to the Student Plan to be reimbursed.

Most prescriptions are approved for one year at a time. The approval expiry date will be provided in your approval email.


You can speak to our pharmacist on duty or any of our staff. If you would like to speak directly to our Pharmacy Owner/Manager, Carla Guedo, you can leave a message with any of our staff or email carla@campusmedicineshoppe.ca.

Contact


  • Main Floor, Place Riel, University of Saskatchewan
  • 122-1 Campus Drive Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A3
  • (306)668-2256
  • (306)668-2257
  • info@campusmedicineshoppe.ca
  • Our pharmacy hours are: Monday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm during Covid-19. Closed stat holidays and U of S winter break. Please Note: To protect your privacy, please do not include your personal health information through this messaging or email.