Penn State Health's two outpatient pharmacy locations provide prescriptions for Cancer Institute patients, the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Emergency Department, the same-day surgery unit, our Penn State Medical Group clinics, patients being discharged and hospital employees.
Located in the main entrance of the Cancer Institute, this pharmacy provides prescriptions for:
- Cancer Institute
- Emergency Department
- Same-Day Surgery Unit
- Penn State Medical Group clinics
- Discharge patients and our Meds to Beds (RX2GO) program
Pharmacists at the Cancer Institute Pharmacy skillfully prepare patient-specific, compounded medications (a mix of ingredients in the exact strength and dosage required by the patient) or liquid preparations that may not be commercially available. We will also mix custom-flavored medicine for children, using FLAVORx options.
Cancer Institute pharmacists work with a team of social workers, care coordinators and other health care professionals to help patients with medication counseling, assistance with medication costs and other prescription issues. We accept most insurance plans.
Penn State Cancer Institute
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sat - Sun: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Holidays: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
The pharmacy at the University Physician Center (UPC) fills prescriptions for patients discharged from our Medical Group practices, as well as acute (short-term) prescriptions for hospital employees.
UPC pharmacists take part in our Prescription Assistance Program to give patients medication counseling, assistance with medication costs and other prescription needs.
The University Physician Center is the black glass building behind Penn State Children’s Hospital. The pharmacy is in Suite 1200, at Entrance 4.
- Mon – Wed: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
- Thu – Fri: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Sat: 8:30 a.m.-12 noon
Prescription Assistance Program
Helping Patients Understand Payment Options
The Penn State Health Prescription Assistance Program helps patients with pharmacy prescription benefits review and counseling. We primarily help with preparation of applications for free drug assistance programs, copay assistance and grants.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.