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Unforeseen medical treatment - Portugal

Emergency

  • Call 112
  • You can go directly to
    • public health centres (Centros de Saúde)
    • permanent care services (Serviços de Atendimento Permanente)
    • hospitals (in case of emergency)
  • Health portal - services (in Portuguese)

Treatment, coverage & costs

Doctors / Dentists / Hospital treatment

  • Public healthcare is provided free of charge, subject to payment of standard fees.

Prescriptions

  • Part of the cost of medicines listed in the “Official List of Medicines Subsidised by the Health Services” is supported by the State. You will have to pay the rest, which may vary between 10% and 85% of the price of the prescribed medicine.
  • Pharmacies are usually open from Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 1.00 pm, and 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm. On Saturdays they are open from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.
  • Lists of pharmacies providing 24-hour service are available at any pharmacy.

Ambulance

  • No information available.

Air ambulance

  • No information available.

Reimbursement

  • In Portugal it is not possible to obtain reimbursement during your stay.
  • If you have to pay the costs of your care, you should contact your national health insurance to claim reimbursement once you return home.

Co-payment

  • Healthcare in Portugal within the National Health Service (NHS) tends to be free, but may be subject to payment of user fees.
  • User fees are charged in order to moderate access to public health services.
  • However, some exemptions exist, such as for children up to 12 years of age and pregnant women.

Dialysis, oxygen & chemotherapy

  • These treatments must in principle be arranged beforehand between the insured person and the hospital/unit providing the treatment in order to ensure that the treatment is available during the insured person’s stay in Portugal.
  • A prescription or medical report confirming the chronic disease is required.

For further information:

Dialysis – Here you can find a list of providers with agreements and conventions with the National Health Service.

Chemotherapy - Contact the hospital of the National Health Service in the area you are staying in.

Oxygen therapy - A list of providers with agreements and conventions with the National Health Service are:

Acail

Apartado 707 valrico

4524-906 Souto

Portugal

Tel: +351 256 808 001

fax: +351 256 800 059

e-mail: acailusados@gmail.com

http://www.acailgrupo.pt/gas.asp (in Portuguese)

Gasoxmed-Gases Medicinais SA

Zona Industrial Maia I Sector VIII-Lote 15 
4475-132 MAIA 
(Nogueira e Silva Escura)

http://www.gasoxmed.pt/ (in Portuguese)

Linde Portugal, Lda.  

Av. Inf. D. Henrique, Lt. 21/24  
1800-217 Lisboa, Portugal  
Tel.: +351 218 310 420  
Fax +351 218 595 997

http://www.linde-healthcare.pt/

Praxair

Est. Nacional, 13, Km 6,4
4471-909 Maia
PORTO (PORTUGAL)

Tel.: +351 (22) 9438320
Fax: +351 (22) 9486920
email: contact_portugal@praxair.com

http://www.praxair.pt/

Vitalaire - Air Liquide Medicinal SA (Avintes)

Rua 5 Outubro 5005 -, Avintes
4430-809 AVINTES

Tel.: +351 214 124 500

Fax +351 227 868 200

email: airliquide.medicinal@airliquide.com

http://www.airliquide.pt (in Portuguese)

 

Loss of card

Contacts for holders of EHICs issued in Portugal

Mainland Portugal

Administração Regional de Saúde do Norte

Rua de Santa Catarina, 1288

4000 – 447 Porto

Tel: +351 220 411 000

E-mail: arsn@arsnorte.min-saude.pt

Administração Regional de Saúde do Centro

Alameda Júlio Henriques

3000 – 457 Coimbra

Tel: +351 239 796 800
E-mail: secretariado.ca@arscentro.min-saude.pt

Administração Regional de Saúde de Lisboa e Vale do Tejo

Av. Estados Unidos da América, 77

1749 – 096 Lisboa

Tel: +351 218 424 800

E-mail: geral@arslvt.min-saude.pt

Administração Regional de Saúde do Alentejo

Largo do Jardim do Paraíso, N.º 1

7000 – 864 Évora

Tel: +351 266 758 770

E-mail: arsa@arsalentejo.min-saude.pt

Administração Regional de Saúde do Algarve

Largo de São Pedro, 15

8000 – 148 Faro

Tel: +351 289 889 900

E-mail: arsalgarve@arsalgarve.min-saude.pt

Madeira

Serviço de Saúde da Região Autónoma da Madeira, E.P.E.

Avenida Luís de Camões, 57

9004 – 514 Funchal

Tel: +351 291 236 525 or  +351 291 213 280

E-mail: sri@srs.pt

The Azores

Direção Regional de Saúde dos Açores

Solar dos Remédios, Largo dos Remédios

9700 – 855 Angra do Heroísmo
Tel: +351 295 204 200

E-mail: sras-drs@azores.gov.pt


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