If you don’t qualify for a full medical card you can avail of the the Drugs Payment Scheme (DPS).

Under the Drugs Payment Scheme, you pay a maximum of €114 in a calendar month for approved prescribed drugs and medicines, and certain appliances, for use by yourself and your family in that month. You should apply for this if you have a GP visit card or you do not have a Medical Card.

You can find out more information about the DPS scheme or apply yourself online here.

What is “The 12-Item Medical List”?

SII service users who are availing of the DPS scheme and who do NOT have a full medical card are entitled to the listed items on the 12-Item Medical List.

These items are not ordinarily covered under the DPS scheme however SII service users with spinal cord injuries are entitled to them if needed and prescribed.

*** Medical card holders may also be entitled to these items separately through the HSE Hardship Scheme ***

Further information on the “12-Item Medical List” and The Hardship Scheme here

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