Primary Care Reimbursement Service (PCRS)

What is the Primary Care Reimbursement Service (PCRS)?

The Primary Care Reimbursement Service (PCRS) pays the doctors, pharmacists, dentists and opticians who provide public healthcare services. The Health Service Executive (HSE) manages the PCRS.

What services are covered by the PCRS scheme?

The PCRS scheme includes almost all publicly funded healthcare services in the community, including:

The PCRS also issues Annual Reports with information and statistics on all the primary care services it supports. You can see up-to-date data about these services on the PCRS Reporting and Open Data Web Portal.

How do healthcare providers get paid for their services?

When doctors, pharmacists, dentists and opticians provide healthcare services for the Health Service Executive (HSE), the HSE uses the PCRS to pay them. How much they are paid, and other conditions of service are negotiated by the Department of Health and the relevant professional bodies.

Contact information

HSE Primary Care Reimbursement Service

Exit 5 M50
North Road
Dublin 11

Tel: (01) 864 7100
Fax: (01) 834 3589
Page edited: 5 October 2023