Overview

What is Specialty Pharmacy?

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Spanish Relay Utah: 888-346-3162

What is Specialty Pharmacy?

We educate patients on how to safely take prescribed medications, monitor all medications for drug interactions, and optimize drug therapy.

University of Utah Health’s Specialty Pharmacy Services have provided quality Pharmaceutical Care Management (PCM) services for complex disease states treated with specialty medications for over 15 years. Our expert team includes:

URAC
  • clinically trained pharmacists,
  • pharmacy technicians, nurses, and
  • other patient care representatives.

Our staff is experienced in specialty drug therapy management, care coordination, specialty billing, and patient assistance.

Our services are unique because we have direct access to University of Utah Health medical providers and medical records to help facilitate appropriate medication therapies and improve outcomes. We are able to provide you with easy access to your entire patient care team at U of U Health.

  • We will deliver your medications directly to your home.
    Delivery options: In-store pick-up at six specialty pharmacy locations or delivery to a convenient location by the courier or mail order service.
  • Our pharmacists are available 24/7 to answer any questions. Communication is important for successful therapy, and we are here to help you!

We will help you understand your insurance benefits, get prior authorizations, and find copay and patient assistance to reduce your out-of-pocket costs manageable.

You can also read our Frequently Asked Questions about specialty pharmacy.

What Are Specialty Medications?

Specialty medications are used to treat complex health conditions such as cancer, hemophilia, hepatitis C, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, transplant, cystic fibrosis, and irritable bowel disease. 

  • Specialty medications may need to be administered by a health care professional, self-injected, or taken by mouth, which may require clinical monitoring.
  • Specialty medications are generally high-cost.
  • Specialty medications often require special handling, delivery and storage requirements.

Our Specialty Areas

Our pharmacists have expertise in caring for patients who have the following conditions and diseases:

  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Hemophilia
  • Hepatitis C
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Infertility
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Organ transplant
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis