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.