Medical Q&As

Drugs payment scheme - doctor's fee?

Could you please tell me if a person who needs to avail of the drugs payment scheme, has to go to the doctor to get their prescription, and if so is the cost of going to see the doctor included in the money spent?

It is necessary to get a prescription from a doctor in order to avail of the drugs payment scheme. That is one of the controls that have been put in place to ensure that the drugs are medically necessary. The scheme does not cover the doctor’s professional fee for issuing the prescription. You can learn more about this scheme by reading our special feature on the subject which you can access through the following link: http://www.irishhealth.com/index.html?level=4&id=189.