Specialty Pharmacy | UC Davis Health
UC Davis Specialty Pharmacy provides clinical pharmacy services in the following areas:
- Infectious Diseases
- Solid Organ Transplant
We offer at, no additional cost, fast and convenient delivery of your prescriptions, including refrigerated products. We can deliver to your home, workplace, or the location you prefer.
Collaboration with your Health Care Team
Our pharmacists and technicians are a part of your UC Davis care team. We are able to keep the lines of communication open between you and your doctors and caregivers. We are here to make sure any difficulties you may be having with your treatment are addressed immediately with your physicians.
Personalized patient care
Our specialty trained staff members will work with you to discuss your treatment plan, and we will address any questions or concerns you may have. We have staff available when the pharmacy is closed to assist in urgent situations.
Benefit Investigation/Insurance Billing/Financial Assistance
Treatment can be costly, and we will help you navigate through the complexities of the healthcare system to explore every option available to you. Our relationships with insurers will help provide you with information and explanations of your drug and medical benefits. We bill most major insurance plans accepted including Medicare Part B and D. We also work with pharmaceutical manufacturers and foundations to make your medication more affordable and increase access to needed medications.
Convenient refill reminder service
Our specialty pharmacy staff will contact you prior to your refill due date to coordinate the medications you need, update your medical and insurance records, and to set up and confirm a delivery date, or a pick up date and address. We will be in close contact with you during your treatment and will be your healthcare advocate.
Cypress Pharmacy and Cancer Center Pharmacy are conveniently located on the UC Davis Medical Center campus for medication pick-up.
Interpreting services available
The UC Davis Specialty Pharmacy offers a wide range of interpreting services. Please request an interpreter when needed.
24/7 Clinical Pharmacist Support
You have the right to speak with a pharmacist at any time if you have a drug therapy related question.
For urgent medication concerns after hours, pharmacists are also available for consultation.
We want you to be completely satisfied with the care we provide. If you have any issues or concerns related to your medications, services, or delivery, please call our Specialty Pharmacy directly at 916-734-0900 or 855-257-4938, and speak to one of our staff members. If you would like to email your comments, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. As an alternative, please write to us by mail (Cypress Pharmacy, 2221 Stockton Blvd Room 1130 Sacramento, CA 95817) or fax 916-734-4749.
Patients can expect timely communication regarding complaints, and every effort will be made to resolve problems within our powers. As an opportunity to improve our services, your comments are taken seriously and all issues will be fully investigated and responded to by a member of our pharmacy management team. At UC Davis Specialty Pharmacy, we strive to provide you with quality care and are always looking for ways to improve that care.
- Therapeutic Management of Solid Organ Transplantation (English)
- Therapeutic Management of Solid Organ Transplantation (Spanish)
General Patient Information
- Patient Rights and Responsibilities
- Notice of Privacy Practice
- A Guide to Emergency Preparedness for Sacramento County
The Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative permits pharmacies to collect pharmaceutical waste from consumers in special collection bins. Initially, take-back bins were installed in the main lobby of the hospital and near the pharmacy in the Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center. In November, two additional bins were added – in the Comprehensive Cancer Center Pharmacy and at the UC Davis Health Davis Clinic Pharmacy. All prescription medications, including Schedule II-V controlled substances, creams, over-the-counter medications and pet medications are accepted.
The UC Davis Specialty Pharmacy offers a safe way to dispose used sharps (needles, syringes and lancets). We can provide you with a small sized home sharps container, at no charge. These sharps containers can be mailed for disposal or returned to one of the UC Davis Specialty Pharmacies. Used sharps will ONLY be accepted for disposal by our pharmacies if you return them in a securely closed sharps container.
If you do not have a sharps container, check with you local waste collection service to find out how to dispose of your sharps. Often times a hard plastic container with a screw-on lid (for example, an old detergent bottle or plastic milk bottle) can be used. Before disposal, tape the lid shut so that it will not accidentally open and make sure not to overfill the container.
You may also ask your doctor about the disposal of sharps in their office during your next visit.
Please visit the following websites for additional resources:
(Search “sharps disposal”)
Unused or Expired Medication Disposal
The UC Davis Specialty Pharmacy offers medication TakeAway Environmental Return System envelopes for easy and convenient disposal of your unwanted non-controlled medications. Please ask the pharmacy for this envelope.
For Medication Disposal sites please visit:
Using telementoring to help eradicate hepatitis C in Northern California
January 10, 2019
UC Davis Health liver-disease specialists are stepping up efforts to eradicate the hepatitis C virus. Through a telementoring program called ECHO-plus, they are training primary care providers in rural and suburban Northern California to become champions who are fully prepared to provide the latest treatments for patients with hepatitis C in their communities.
Click to learn how UC Davis specialists are creating a community of hepatitis C champions »
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- April 12, 2017—UC Davis Health: Specialty Pharmacy Accredited
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