Unforeseen medical treatment
- 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.
- 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.
- No information available.
- No information available.
- 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.
- 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:
Apartado 707 valrico
Tel: +351 256 808 001
fax: +351 256 800 059
http://www.acailgrupo.pt/gas.asp (in Portuguese)
Gasoxmed-Gases Medicinais SA
Zona Industrial Maia I Sector VIII-Lote 15
(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
Est. Nacional, 13, Km 6,4
Tel.: +351 (22) 9438320
Fax: +351 (22) 9486920
Vitalaire - Air Liquide Medicinal SA (Avintes)
Rua 5 Outubro 5005 -, Avintes
Tel.: +351 214 124 500
Fax +351 227 868 200
http://www.airliquide.pt (in Portuguese)
Loss of card
Contacts for holders of EHICs issued in Portugal
Administração Regional de Saúde do Norte
Rua de Santa Catarina, 1288
4000 – 447 Porto
Tel: +351 220 411 000
Administração Regional de Saúde do Centro
Alameda Júlio Henriques
3000 – 457 Coimbra
Tel: +351 239 796 800
Administração Regional de Saúde de Lisboa e Vale do Tejo
Av. Estados Unidos da América, 77
1749 – 096 Lisboa
Tel: +351 218 424 800
Administração Regional de Saúde do Alentejo
Largo do Jardim do Paraíso, N.º 1
7000 – 864 Évora
Tel: +351 266 758 770
Administração Regional de Saúde do Algarve
Largo de São Pedro, 15
8000 – 148 Faro
Tel: +351 289 889 900
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
Direção Regional de Saúde dos Açores
Solar dos Remédios, Largo dos Remédios
9700 – 855 Angra do Heroísmo
Tel: +351 295 204 200