In Office Dispensing, Northwind Pharmaceuticals

In-Office Dispensing: Student Health

College can be like a home away from home for students. But what happens when students have health needs while away from home? Navigating the healthcare scene for the first time on their own can be difficult, especially if family is far away and critical situations arise. Because students often turn to their campus’ student health center for their needs, student health centers can play a critical role in increasing the outcomes for students.In-Office Dispensing Student Health

Student Health Centers provide critical health services to students while they are away from home. This important campus function provides health support when needed most:

  • Easy access to care on campus
  • Discreet medical services to student patients
  • Counseling when needed
  • Access to medications when a pharmacy is not easily accessible

When students are injured or sick and are required to go outside the university setting to fill prescriptions, sometimes travel to the pharmacy is just not feasible, or is at least significantly difficult for various reasons:

  • Many students don’t have vehicles on campus
  • While sick or injured, bikes or walking may not be an option
  • Some colleges are quite far from pharmacies
  • Pharmacies are often in the back of stores, so even with a ride, it may be a daunting trip

Northwind is proud to support student health centers to be able to offer these students the right medications at the right time right on campus. We offer:

  • A broad array of ready-to-dispense prescription and OTC medications
  • Software for easy inventory management, dispensing, tracking and reordering
  • A simple and convenient labeling and tracking system for locations that don’t want software
  • Competitive pricing that allows student health centers to offer this important service despite increasing higher education budget pressures
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