Long Term Illness Scheme
The Long Term Illness scheme is a scheme for both private and public patients to cover the costs of medication for a selected range of illnesses.
The most common complaints covered are Diabetes Mellitus, Epilepsy, Parkinsons and Mental Handicap but there are a number of other categories outlined below.
The application process is very simple.You fill in the top part of the attached form and your GP fills in the bottom half, indicating the relevant illness and the medication prescribed to treat it.
For Co. Wicklow residents:
Post the completed form to:
Lti Section, HSE Area 10,
Telephone: 0404 69044
If you have one of the medical conditions below, you should apply to join the Long Term Illness scheme to cover the cost of your medication.
Mental Illness (in a person under 16)
Conditions arising from the use of Thalidomide