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Filling a Prescription

Vaden Health Center (and Stanford University Medical Center) providers can send prescriptions directly to the Vaden pharmacy system. Prescriptions can also be called in to the Vaden pharmacy or submitted in person.

Prescriptions from a Vaden Health Center Clinician

Initial prescriptions written after your visit with a Vaden clinician are most easily filled at Vaden's pharmacy. These prescription orders are entered into your electronic medical record, directed to the Vaden pharmacy, and processed by one of the Vaden pharmacists. Medications are typically available shortly after you arrive at the pharmacy window. A consultation with the pharmacist takes place whenever a new prescription is filled.

Prescriptions from Other Clinicians

If you are being seen or treated by a non-Vaden provider and want to fill your prescription at Vaden, simply let the clinician know you wish to use the Vaden pharmacy. The clinician will either contact the Vaden pharmacy directly with the order or will provide you with a written prescription to submit in person.

What To Do If You Can’t Come in Person

If your prescription order has been sent to the pharmacy (by either a Vaden clinician or a non-Vaden clinician) but you are unable to retrieve your medication in person, you may designate someone to pick it up for you. In preparation, you must contact the pharmacy and authorize a specific person to retrieve a specific prescription. The person you authorize will need to sign for the designated medication and provide any applicable payment at the time of service. 

Vaden's pharmacy can be reached at 650-498-2336, ext. 3.