Drug Payment Scheme

Save money on your medicines each month

If you are not a medical card holder, the Drugs Payment Scheme (DPS) may be able to save you money on your medicines each month.

Any Irish resident who does not hold a medical card is entitled to apply for a DPS card. Once registered, each individual or family will only pay a maximum of €80 for prescription medicines in any one calendar month.  You will receive your own unique DPS Card and Number which we will add to your record.

This doesn’t mean that you are obliged to pay €80 every month!  We will keep a running total of the amount you pay for prescriptions and stop charging if your household hits the €80 mark.


You can apply for the Drug Payment Scheme either by completing the form below, or you can apply online at the following HSE-LINK