Closing - Frequently Asked Questions
What happened to the pharmacy: Forty Acres Pharmacy closed its operation and transferred pharmacy services to H-E-B Pharmacy located on campus in the Health Transformation Building (HTB). The address is:
HEB Pharmacy #773
1601 Trinity St, Bldg A Ste 105
Austin, TX 78712
Why did this happen? As an independent pharmacy operation, Forty Acres Pharmacy was affected by the same factors that have resulted in the closure or sale of countless independent pharmacies across the country. Increasing costs of prescription medications combined with decreasing insurance payments simply made it unfeasible to continue operating.
What happened to my prescription information or my refills? Forty Acres Pharmacy transferred all prescription files to H-E-B Pharmacy located on campus in the Health Transformation Building (HTB). Going forward, pharmacy patients should contact HEB at (512)320-9998 or through its website for refills or questions about their prescriptions.
Are any services offered by University Health Services affected by this decision? UHS will continue to offer the same high-quality medical services as always.
Will the cost of my prescriptions go up? If you have prescription insurance coverage, your medication cost will likely not change. Most insurance plans have the same copays regardless of the pharmacy you choose.
For patients without prescription insurance, H-E-B offers many affordable options, including the $4 Generics program. Contact H-E-B at (512) 320-9998 or visit their website for more information.
Will I have to walk over to the Health Transformation Building to pick up my prescription? In addition to the services located at H-E-B Pharmacy in HTB, H-E-B will also provide delivery services to the campus area. Currently, they offer free delivery off-campus in a 15-mile radius. Contact H-E-B at (512) 320-9998 or visit their website for more information.
What if I want my prescription(s) transferred to a different pharmacy? If you would like to have your prescription(s) transferred to a different pharmacy, please contact your preferred pharmacy directly and ask them to call H-E-B Pharmacy at (512)320-9998 and they will transfer the prescription for you.