Drug Payment Scheme

  • An individual or family need not spend more than €144 per month for approved prescribed drugs, medicines or appliances. Family expenditure covers a husband, wife, children under 18 and dependants under 23 in full time education.
  • Application forms are available at all branches of Phelans Pharmacy for a Drug Payment scheme card. To do this you will need your PPSN (also known as PRSI) number.

Medical Cards

  • Medical card income guidelines – contact your local health board or link to www.hse.ie

Tax Relief on Prescriptions

  • Prescribed medicines, doctors and consultants fees, hospital expenses and certain other medical procedures may be claimed against your income tax.
  • The annual claim is made using a MED 1 tax form available from any of Phelans Pharmacies or from your local income tax office.
  • We provide computerised prescription receipts to assist you.
  • For further information on claiming tax relief click here.