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Unforeseen medical treatment - Portugal

Emergency

Call 112

You can go directly to the public health centres (Centros de Saúde), permanent care services (Serviços de Atendimento Permanente) or hospitals (in case of emergency).

For further information: Portal da Saúde

Treatment & costs

Doctors / Dentists / Hospital treatment

  • Public healthcare is provided without charge, subject to payment of standard fees.

Prescriptions

  • Part of the cost of the medicines which appear 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 medicines.
  • Pharmacies are usually open from Monday to Friday, 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m., and 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. On Saturdays they are open from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
  • 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 the reimbursement during your stay.

If you had to pay the costs of your care, once you return home you should contact your national health insurance to claim for a reimbursement.

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