Drugs Payment Scheme (DPS)

If you do not qualify for a Medical Card, ask us about the Drugs Payment Scheme (DPS). You may be able to save on your monthly medicine costs.

Any Irish resident who does not hold a medical card* is entitled to enrol on the DPS (*those holding GP Visit Cards can enrol). Under the scheme, each individual or family will never pay over €144* (*subject to change by HSE) per calendar month for their prescription medicines.

This doesn’t mean that you are obliged to pay €144 every month! Your pharmacy will keep a running total of the amount you pay for prescriptions and stop charging you once you have hit the €144 mark. It is adviseable to remain with the same pharmacy for each calendar month to ensure the total is kept accurately up-to-date.

You will receive your own unique DPS Card and Number which your pharmacy will add to your record. To apply or for further information, ask our staff in Minihans Chemist, who will be happy to help you sign up.