Pharmacy at Karmanos Cancer Center

Pharmacy Services

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update:

The Karmanos Ambulatory Pharmacy will remain open. Patients filling clinic or discharge prescriptions may visit the Pharmacy as usual. Due to the Governor’s temporary visitation policy, patients needing refills may request to have their prescriptions mailed by calling 1-800-KARMANOS (1-800-527-6266), Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Our pharmacy is unlike any other because we cater specifically to our cancer patients. Our concierge service will take the hassle out of getting your prescription filled with support and expertise you won’t find anywhere else. Our experienced pharmacists are committed to supporting you with comprehensive care throughout the entire treatment process.

Karmanos Pharmacy

Our pharmacists will meet with you to address your specific needs and answer any questions regarding your prescriptions. We offer pre-authorization assistance to help navigate the complexities of your insurance to ensure you are maximizing all available resources. We will do our best to ensure prompt delivery of your medications as our team is directly linked to your specialized medical team, and we are dedicated to personally serving you throughout your entire treatment process.

  • Expert oncology pharmacists
  • Complimentary inpatient bedside delivery
  • Personalized medication instruction
  • Insurance and pre-authorization support

Location: Located on first floor of Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Call Us: If you need a refill or would like to contact the pharmacy, please call 1-800-KARMANOS (1-800-527-6266).

Karmanos Specialty Pharmacy (KSP)

Karmanos Specialty Pharmacy (KSP) is an extension of your Karmanos medical team. Specialty medications are used to treat complex health conditions such as cancer. These medications may need to be administered by a health care professional, self-injected or taken by mouth, which may require clinical monitoring. Specialty medications often require special handling, delivery and storage requirements.

Our pharmacists work with you and your cancer doctors. Our services include help you with:

  • Understanding your medicine
  • Instructions for taking your medicine
  • Managing side effects
  • Refilling medicine
  • Working with your insurance company
  • Find copay assistance and funding support for high copays

KSP is fully accredited by the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC), which allows for provision of specialty oral oncolytic agents as well as provision of agents in other specialized areas such as HIV, gastroenterology, neurology and many others. This allows HSP to provide patients with the most cutting edge therapies available at an affordable cost.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Call: For more information, please call 1-833-KSP-4-YOU (1-833-577-4968)

Disposal of Unused Medications

You can bring unused chemotherapy medications to your next clinic appointment. Our pharmacy will safely dispose of these unused medications. You can also read about how to safely dispose of unused medication at home by downloading the booklet below.

Unused Medication Disposal

Sharps Disposal

“Sharps” include needles, syringes and lancets used for checking blood glucose levels.

Karmanos Cancer Center is unable to accept used sharps, except those containing chemotherapy medication. However, we would like to offer some useful tips on how you can safely dispose of all other sharps.

  • Contact your local health department, county waste authority or check the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), Medical Waste Regulatory Program’s website for a list of community service collections programs, by county at www.michigan.gov/deqmedwaste or call 1-517-241-1320.
  • Contract with a U.S. Postal Service approved mail-back service. These companies provide containers and directions on packaging your used sharps so they can be returned to the company through the U.S. mail. A list of these companies can be found by visiting www.safeneedledisposal.org or by calling 1-800-643-1643.

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