If you find yourself about to run out of medication, your best option is to contact the physician who originally prescribed your medication to obtain a refill. Most refills (excluding most ADHD medications) can be called into a local pharmacy, including the UVA Health Center satellite pharmacy located in Student Health, by your original physician.
You should not expect to receive a prescription from a CAPS psychiatric provider who has not been involved in your treatment. If you want to start seeing a psychiatrist in Charlottesville, plan to transfer your care before you run low on your prescription.
If you are unable to receive a refill prescription from your original prescribing physician and you are running out of medication, you may seek help at the following same day clinics in Charlottesville: MedExpress Urgent Care (434-978-3998) in Seminole Square, First Med, Inc. (434-984-4200) on Riverbend Road in Pantops, or Martha Jefferson Hospital Urgent Care Center (434-982-8500) on Peter Jefferson Hwy in Pantops.