Off Campus Prescription and Pharmacy Options

Off Campus Prescription and Pharmacy Options

Prescribed by the SHC: When a student is seen by a Student Health Center (SHC) medical provider, they may be prescribed a medication. This prescription may be filled at our onsite dispensary, at nonprofit rates. Our onsite dispensary is limited to commonly used medications and medical supplies that can be acquired at a cost savings to the student.  The SHC does not bill insurance, and the student is responsible for the cost of the medication. If the SHC does not have the prescribed medication, or the student prefers to take the prescription to a pharmacy off-campus and use their insurance, students have several nearby options. The SHC cannot dispense medications ordered by off-campus prescribers. 


Mail Service Pharmacies provide home delivery for maintenance or on-going medications.  Maintenance medications are usually taken daily for diabetes, asthma, thyroid, contraception, or other conditions.  Medicine like these can be delivered directly to your home or off campus, and you can get up to a 90-day supply.  Call the number on the back of your insurance card to see how to get started with your insurance carrier’s Mail Service Pharmacy.  Aetna Student Health members can visit CVS Caremark Mail Service Pharmacy for further information and instructions.  


Nearby Pharmacies and Prescription Delivery 


Get prescriptions and more delivered from your local pharmacy to campus or your home, in days or even hours.   Delivery options may vary depending on your location. If you are a student living on campus please call the mail center (619-260-2204) to inquire where your prescription should be delivered.

There are many delivery options for each pharmacy:

Please have your ID, insurance card and medication order ready when signing up for prescription delivery. 

CVS Pharmacy:

  • Visit CVS.com to download the app and see what delivery options are available near you.  If you are having trouble setting up your CVS account please call your nearest CVS pharmacy for assistance. 
  • On demand (same day) delivery cuts off at 4pm on the day you are ordering-you need to be in your dorm to sign for medication. Regular delivery cuts off at 4pm and will be delivered the next day.

Rite aid pharmacy:

  • Please call your rite aid pharmacy for prescription delivery options.
  •  Rite aid does deliver prescriptions every Tuesday and Thursday only for the zip codes 92101-92103. Your prescription will ship to the closest Tuesday/Thursday that you order it near.

Walgreens:

  • Sign up for RX text alerts through Walgreens for prescription delivery. Visit Easy Rx Delivery  to download the app to sign up and see what delivery options are available in your area
  •  La Jolla location always has delivery options year-round.

All pharmacies:

  •  Cannot deliver any refrigerated or controlled medications.
  • Are able to deliver new prescriptions as well as prescription refills. 

Pharmacy’s Closest to USD:


CVS Pharmacy inside Target (1.51 mi)

3245 Sports Arena Blvd.

San Diego, CA 92110

(619) 471-0030 

Next day, overnight, expedited and standard shipping options available


CVS Pharmacy (1.63 mi)

3327 Rosecrans Street and Midway Dive

San Diego, CA 92110

(619) 225-9691 

Next day, overnight, expedited and standard shipping options available 



Rite-Aid Pharmacy (1.79 mi)

6939 Linda Vista Road

San Diego, CA 92111

(858) 277-6730


Rite-Aid Pharmacy (2.41 mi)

535 Robinson Ave.

San Diego, CA 92103

(619) 291-3705

Pharmacy Open 24 hours


Walgreens Pharmacy (3.9 mi)

5504 Balboa Ave.

San Diego, CA 92111

(858) 495-9155


Walgreens Pharmacy     (2.5 mi)

3005 Midway Dr, 

San Diego, CA 92110

(619) 221-0834

Pharmacy Open 24 hours




Transportation options to a nearby pharmacy:


Lyft Torero Ride- The Lyft Torero Ride program was created to give current USD students a ride to a location they need to get to for urgent purposes.  Call Public Safety Dispatch at 619-260-7777 and ask for a Lyft Torero Ride code.   


MTS (Metropolitan Transit System) - Visit sdmts.com to plan your trip and view schedules, real time bus and trolley routes, and fare rates. 


Zip Cars are on campus and are available to rent by the hour.