© 2019 University Compounding Pharmacy

1875 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-683-2005

Fax: 888-350-5494

Frequently Asked Questions

DO I NEED A PRESCRIPTION FOR CUSTOM MADE COMPOUNDED DRUGS?

 

  • Yes, a valid patient-specific prescription is required from a licensed provider.

 

CAN ANY DOCTOR WRITE A PRESCRIPTION FOR COMPOUNDED DRUGS?

 

  • Only USA licensed physicians, nurse practitioners, or physician’s assistants can write a prescription.

 

CAN A NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIAN WRITE A PRESCRIPTION FOR A COMPOUNDED DRUG?

 

  • Certain Naturopathic physicians have a license to prescribe depending on the state they are located in. Check with your doctor.

 

ARE COMPOUNDED PRESCRIPTIONS COVERED BY INSURANCE?

 

  • Some insurance programs cover compounded drugs. Most HMO’s do not.

 

DO YOU PROVIDE OFFICE USE COMPOUNDS?

 

  • Due to federal regulations, UCP does not sell compounds to providers for office use. All compounds can only be dispensed pursuant to a valid patient-specific prescription.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR MY PRESCRIPTION TO BE READY?

  • Most compounds take between 1-3 business days to be ready for shipment or pick up.