LOCAL MEDICAL SERVICES + PAYMENT SCHEMES
LOCAL MEDICAL SERVICES
At Reens we are frequently asked about various Government payment schemes.
We have listed them below with links underlined to the relevant websites, where you can find up to date information.
Also listed are contact information for local Doctors, Dentists and our in house Physiotherapist, Optician, Audiologist and Counsellor.
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DRUGS PAYMENT SCHEME (DPS):
Under the Drugs Payment Scheme, an individual or family in Ireland should not pay more than €80 each month for approved prescribed medicines for that person and his or her family. This is not means tested and everyone is entitled to a DPS card. Application forms are available instore.
Medical Card holders are entitled to prescription medicines, hospital care and a range of other benefits free of charge or at a lower cost than normal.
Most people who get a Medical Card do so because their income is below a certain level.
Prescription charges for Medical Card holders;
Over 70’s are €1 per item capped at a maximum of €10 per month
Under 70’s are €1:50 per item capped at a maximum of €15 per month
GP VISIT CARDS:
GP Visit Card holders can visit their family doctor for free. You must pay for prescribed drugs, medicines and other health services similar to others who don’t have a Medical Card. However, you are entitled to a Drugs Payment Scheme Card if you don’t already have one.
FREE GP CARE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 6:
EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARD:
The European Health Insurance Card or EHIC (formerly the E111 form) allows the holder to access health care services when travelling to or on holiday in another EU or EEA country.
Anyone who is living in Ireland or intends to live here for a year can apply for an EHIC.
LONG TERM ILLNESS CARDS (LTI):
Individuals with certain long-term illnesses or disabilities are entitled to apply for the Long Term Illness Scheme and will be supplied with a Long Term Illness book. This book allows you to get all medicines and appliances directly related to the treatment of your illness, free of charge. It is not means tested and is separate from the Medical Card Scheme and the GP Visit Card Scheme.
LTI scheme covers the following illnesses:
- Acute Leukaemia
- Mental handicap
- Cerebral Palsy
- Mental Illness (in a person under 16)
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Diabetes Insipidus
- Muscular Dystrophies
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Spina Bifida
- Conditions arising from the use of Thalidomide
We have four complementary medical services provided upstairs above the Pharmacy.
Access is by a separate door located at the front of the premises for your privacy.
JUST ASK YOUR REENS
Reens Life Pharmacists understand the sensitivity and personal nature of medical questions.
Privacy, discretion and understanding are at the forefront of what they do.
All customer queries can be dealt with in private in our Consultation Room.
Just pop in and ask to speak to a Pharmacist today.
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