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Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance in Porto, Portugal

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An expat in Portugal discusses the cost of medical care in Portugal, public vs private healthcare in Portugal and more.

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Expat Healthcare Advice for Porto

Speak to locals (especially other expats for have been around for at least a few years) to recommend health care providers, especially specialists.

Emergency Medical Care in Porto

I'm closest to a day hospital, but I've never had to use emergency services (yet). So far, I've used only the local health clinic, which is in the public system. The private network is mostly the hospitals like CUF or Lusíadas.

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Quality of Healthcare in Surrounding Area

I'm waiting for a specialist referral for ophthalmology, but there's no indication of whether it's in Porto or further afield.

Prescription Medicines

Prescription medicines are dispensed by the local pharmacy, as prescribed by the doctor at the local clinic near my home. The prescriptions are sent via message directly from the doctor to the pharmacy. The one time I've had to get medication, I was prescribed 3 meds for a total of less of than 7 euros, which is cheaper than it would've been in Canada.

Expat Health Insurance in Portugal

The cost of public medical care in Portugal is affordable once you're on the National Health System.

I have not yet used the private services, so I can't compare their costs, but everyone I know who uses them (especially Americans) says the cost is relatively low.

In Portugal there are small co-pays, which are cheaper than in the States (when I lived there), but I've never had to pay a co-pay in Canada (and I've lived in 5 provinces).

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Expatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for expat health insurance in Portugal from our partner, Cigna Global Health.
Get a Quote

6 Important Tips about Health Insurance for Expats in Portugal

Expats living in Portugal discuss health insurance options for expats in Portugal, the health letter needed for a residency application, pre-existing conditions, the cost of health insurance in Portugal and more.

Expats living in Portugal discuss health insurance options for expats in Portugal, the health letter needed for a residency application, pre-existing conditions, the cost of health insurance in Portug...

Answer Questions about Healthcare in Portugal

Help others moving to Portugal by answering a set of questions about health insurance, public healthcare in Portugal, prescription medicine, quality of medical care and emergency services.

Having a Baby AbroadHaving a Baby Abroad Report

Being pregnant and giving birth abroad can be a bit unnerving. If you've had a baby abroad, please take a few minutes to answer a few questions about your experiences. Your insight will help to prepare other expat parents-to-be -- and hopefully calm their nerves.

Read Reports from Other Parents about their Childbirth experiences abroad.

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