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Apply for a Drugs Payment Scheme card

You can apply for the Drugs Payment Scheme (DPS) online, by post or by email.

For anyone included in the application you'll need to provide their:

  • full name
  • date of birth
  • sex
  • PPS number
  • address
  • contact details

You will also need your DPS card number, if you have one.

Apply by post or email

Download an application form:

Complete the form and post it to:

Drugs Payment Scheme,
Eligibility Unit
PO Box 12966,
Dublin 11

Or email a scanned copy or clear photo of the completed form to


Incomplete applications will take longer to process as we may need to contact you for more information.

If you cannot download the form:

Temporary emergency registration

Your pharmacy may submit a temporary emergency registration for you. You will still need to apply for the scheme within 3 months.

Page last reviewed: 6 October 2022