You can claim a refund if you or your family paid more than €80 in a calendar month for:
- approved prescribed drugs and medicines
- rental costs for a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine
- rental costs for oxygen
You have to register with the Drugs Payment Scheme before making a claim.
How to make a claim
Download and complete the Drugs Payment Scheme refund claims form (PDF, 185KB, 2 pages).
Include all prescription claims forms or a paid copy of a supplier’s invoice.
Post everything to:
PO Box 12012,
We can only give refunds for items bought in a pharmacy that has a GMS contract with the HSE. Most pharmacies have a GMS contract.
We pay refunds at the approved HSE Drugs Payment Scheme prices paid to pharmacies by the HSE.
Check the status of a refund
You can check the status of your claim online.
We will send you a reference number when we receive your claim for a refund. You will receive the reference number by letter or by text message.
Use your reference number to check the status of your claim online.
Phone 0818 224 478 or email email@example.com if you submitted a claim and have not received a reference number.