Department Information

The Pharmacy Department

The UAMS Pharmacy Department consists of the Hospital Pharmacy, Surgery Pharmacy satellite, Outpatient Pharmacy, Cancer Institute satellite, and Investigational Drug Services.

The primary function of the Hospital Pharmacy is to support the drug therapy of hospitalized patients. This Pharmacy is licensed by the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy under the provisions of a Hospital Pharmaceutical Services Permit.  The Hospital Pharmacy is located on the Ground Floor of Ward Tower (E wing), room G1000.

The Surgery Pharmacy satellite provides services specifically for One Day Surgery and the inpatient surgery areas.  The Surgery satellite is located on the 2nd floor of Ward Tower (E wing) adjoining the inpatient surgery suites.

The Outpatient Pharmacy provides outpatient prescription services to ambulatory patients who receive their medical care at the UAMS Medical Center, UAMS students and/or employees and their immediate families. The outpatient pharmacy is licensed by the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy and operates under the statutes and regulations pursuant to a Registered Pharmacy Permit. The Outpatient Pharmacy is located on the first floor of the Outpatient Center Building.

The Cancer Institute satellite provides services specifically for the Infusion Centers located in the Cancer Institute and 1st floor of the Outpatient Center.  They specialize in chemotherapy and medications related to the care of cancer patients.  The Cancer Institute satellite is located on the 5th floor of the Cancer Institute.

Investigational Drug Services oversees all studies on the UAMS campus which include medication-use within the study protocol. Investigational Drug Services is located on the Ground Floor of the Shorey building.

Pharmacy Hours

The Hospital Pharmacy is open continuously 24 hours each day, 7 days a week.

The OR satellite is open from 6:30 am to 7 pm, Monday through Thursday, and 6:30 am to 4:30 pm on Fridays.  It is closed on weekends and holidays.

The Outpatient Pharmacy is open from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. It is closed on Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

The Cancer Institute satellite is open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, 7 days a week, except holidays.  On holidays the hours are from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Investigational Drug Services is open from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Contact Numbers

Pharmacy Office – (501) 686-6220 — Fax – (501) 296-1133

Outpatient Pharmacy – (501) 686-5530 — Fax – (501) 686-5055

Cancer Institute Satellite – (501) 686-8244

Surgery Satellite – (501) 686-8508

Investigational Drug Services – (501) 686-6246

Drug Information

The UAMS campus has two sources for Drug Information:

General Information for immediate use in patient care situations is available from the Hospital Pharmacy (686-6221) for hospitalized patients and from the Outpatient Pharmacy (686-5530) for outpatients.

Drug Information inquiries requiring more extensive research of published data are to be directed to the POISON AND DRUG INFORMATION CENTER of the College of Pharmacy (686-5540).