What are healthcare services like in Brazil?
We asked retirees if they have access to good medical care in Brazil. They wrote...
"Healthcare services in Brazil are generally provided free of charge to citizens through the public system known as SUS (Sistema Único de Saúde). Private healthcare is also available for those who can afford it. Healthcare facilities in Brazil provide adequate and modern medical treatments, with many hospitals offering advanced medical technology and treatments. The country has a well-developed network of primary care, emergency services, and specialty clinics that provide comprehensive medical care and access to specialist care. Vaccination programs have also been effective in controlling and preventing various diseases. Despite these benefits, Brazil faces several challenges in providing quality healthcare services to underserved populations and across rural areas, where access to medical care is more limited," commented one expat who made the move to Brazil.
"We use the state medical system and have found it to be satisfactory. Although some of the services aren't included, it is affordable. For example, a mammogram is circa $40," remarked another expat in Taiba, Brazil.
- What should I pack when moving to Brazil?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Brazil?
- Will I be able to find a job in Brazil?
- What is life like in Brazil?
- What do expats in Brazil appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Brazil?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Brazil accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Brazil like?
- What are healthcare services like in Brazil?
- What are medical services in Brazil like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Brazil?
- What are emergency services like in Brazil?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Brazil?
- How are local medical facilities in Brazil?
- As a foreigner living in Brazil, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?
What are healthcare services like in Brazil?If you live in Brazil, newcomers to Brazil would love to hear your answer to this question.
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Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.