Drug Payment Scheme (DPS)
Under the Drugs Payment Scheme, an individual or family in Ireland only has to pay €144 each month for approved prescribed drugs, medicines and certain appliances for use by that person or his or her family in that month.
If you have a GP Visit Card or do not have a Medical Card you should apply for a Drugs Payment Scheme Card. As long as you are ordinarily resident in Ireland and hold a PPSN you are entitled to a Drug Payments card.
There is no means test for the Drugs Payment Scheme and you can register for the scheme in any McCartan’s Pharmacy. The definition of a family for this Scheme, is an adult, their spouse, and any children under 18 years. Dependents over 18 years and under 23 years who are in full time education may also be included.
How do I Apply?
Click HERE to download a DPS application form.
*Your Local Health Office will depend on your address so ring your local McCartan’s Pharmacy for advice on where to send your completed application.Toggle navigation