From 1st October 2010, people with Medical Cards will pay a 50 cent charge for medicines and other items that they get on prescription from pharmacies. This follows a change in the law that was announced in the 2009 Budget.
The prescription charge is 50 cent for each item that is dispensed to you under the Medical Card Scheme, up to a maximum of €10 per month, per person or family. Once your pharmacy can identify all of your family members then you should not pay more than €10 per month. The HSE will continue to pay the rest of the cost of your medicine.
The HSE will issue refunds automatically on a quarterly basis, based on the information received from your pharmacy.
f you consider that you have not received the refund that was due to you, you can fill in the Medical Card Refund Form.
If you need help making a claim you can contact the HSE at 1890-252-919.
Download the form:Medical Card Prescription Refund Application Form