Long Term Illness Scheme

Irish residents suffering from certain illnesses or conditions may be able to apply for the Long Term Illness (LTI) scheme.  This scheme allows you to get drugs, medicines, and medical and surgical appliances directly related to the treatment of your illness, free of charge.

The conditions covered by the LTI scheme are as follows*:
·         Mental handicap
·         Mental illness (for people under 16 only)
·         Diabetes insipidus
·         Diabetes mellitus
·         Haemophilia
·         Cerebral palsy
·         Phenylketonuria
·         Epilepsy
·         Cystic fibrosis
·         Multiple sclerosis
·         Spina bifida
·         Muscular dystrophies
·         Hydrocephalus
·         Parkinsonism
·         Acute leukaemia
·         Conditions arising from use of Thalidomide

* Subject to change by the HSE

To apply or for more information, contact your local Health Office or visit HSE Information on Long Term Illness Scheme