Hardship Scheme

The 'Hardship Scheme' is intended to enable Medical Card patients to obtain expensive Medication and Appliances that are not covered by the medical card.


Be aware that the Application form does ask for personal financial information.


Medications or Appliances being applied for must cost more than €20, to be eligible for this scheme.


Telephone Queries may be made to: 0404 69044



For Co. Wicklow residents:
Post the completed form to:
Hardship Section,
HSE Area 10,
Health Centre,
Glenside Road,
Wicklow Town.