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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 pcrs.applications@hse.ie.


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