Prescription charges for medical card holders over the age of 70

If you have a medical card, there is a charge for prescribed medicines and other items that you get on prescription from pharmacies. The prescription charge is €2.50 for each item that is dispensed to you under the medical card scheme, up to a maximum of €25 per month per person or family.

From 1 March 2017, the prescription charge for medical card holders over the age of 70 will be reduced to €2 per item and the monthly maximum will be reduced to €20.

Find out more on the Department of Health website.