Drugs Payment Scheme

The Drugs Payment Scheme (DPS) covers patients who are not covered by the Medical Card (GMS) or Long Term Illness (LTI) schemes.  This scheme is not means tested and covers an individual, their spouse/partner and any dependent children (Under 18 or Under 23 if in full-time education).  It is a co-payment scheme with a monthly threshold of €124 (effective from April 1st 2019).  The family does not have to pay any more than the threshold for qualifying medicines prescribed for use within the month.  Any expenditure in excess of €124 paid for by the Health Services Executive (HSE).  A full list of medicines and appliances that are eligible under the scheme is available at www.pcrs.ie and our pharmacists will be happy to answer any questions.

Individuals and families must register with the HSE to use this scheme.

How to apply for a DPS Card

You can apply online for a DPS card at www.mydps.ie

You will need your PPS numbers, dates of birth and school or college details for any dependent children aged between 18 and 23 who are in full time education and you will also need to confirm that you are ordinarily resident in Ireland.  This means that you have been living here for at least one year or that you intend to live here for at least a year.

If you prefer, you can use the paper form which you can download here.  Paper forms are also available from us in the pharmacy and should be posted to –

Drugs Payment Scheme

Client Registration Unit

PO Box 12966

Dublin 11

D11 XKF3

For further information, or if you need any help, please contact the HSE at 1890 252 919.

In exceptional circumstances we can temporarily register a person here in the pharmacy.  We need details of all family members including dates of birth and Personal Public Service (PPS) Numbers.  You will still need to apply yourself but it means that you can have quick access to your prescribed medicines.

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