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What are healthcare services like in Sintra?

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We asked retirees if they have access to good medical care in Sintra. They wrote...

"Healthcare services in Sintra are generally of high quality, with both public and private facilities available. The public healthcare system is funded by the state and provides free or low-cost healthcare to all residents, including emergency services, hospital care, specialist appointments, and maternity care. Private healthcare is also widely available, offering a higher level of comfort and shorter waiting times, but at a higher cost. Pharmacies are widely available throughout Sintra, providing over-the-counter and prescription medications. Many pharmacists are able to provide advice on minor health concerns. In terms of specialist care, there are facilities and professionals available in a range of fields, from cardiology to orthopedics. However, for certain complex treatments, patients may need to travel to larger cities such as Lisbon. Overall, the healthcare system in Sintra is well-regarded, with a good standard of care and a wide range of services available. However, as with any healthcare system, it can be busy and waiting times can be long, particularly for non-emergency treatments in the public system," remarked another expat in Sintra, Portugal.

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