Portuguese healthcare is available to any legal foreign residents who have registered with their local Health Centre. This provides basic health cover for accidents and illness, but you may also take out additional health insurance cover appropriate to your needs. Find out here how the Portuguese health system works, how to sign up for it, and everything else you need to know to make sure that you and your family stay healthy in Portugal.
You can also find out what to do if you fall ill – who to call, what to say and where to go – with guidelines on the facilities available and a comprehensive list of local emergency numbers. Also details of what to expect from the system if your family is growing.
Who to call and what to say in an emergency, including numbers for police, ambulance, fire and rescue.
Pregnant? New mother? Find out what to expect from the system when you have a baby in Portugal.
Make sure you and your family are protected by the Portuguese healthcare system.
Overview of the facilities, organisations and support available for people with mobility, sight or hearing impairments.
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