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Health Care in Praia da Pipa

Learn about the health system in Praia da Pipa: how it can and cannot be used by expats, nomads, retirees and others moving to and living in Praia da Pipa.

Praia da Pipa has both public and private healthcare systems. The public healthcare system is called Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS) and is available to all Brazilian citizens and permanent residents. Foreigners are allowed to use the public healthcare system, but it is not recommended for serious medical emergencies or major surgery. Public hospitals in Praia da Pipa are often overcrowded and understaffed, and the quality of care can be inconsistent.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Praia da Pipa

Expats in Praia da Pipa typically use private hospitals and clinics for serious medical emergencies and major surgery. The most popular private hospitals and clinics in Praia da Pipa are Hospital e Maternidade Santa Catarina, located in the center of town, and Clinica de Saude da Pipa, located in the north of town. Both hospitals offer a wide range of services, including emergency care, general surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology.

Emergency Services in Praia da Pipa

Praia da Pipa has an emergency medical service, which can be reached by calling 192. Ambulances usually arrive quickly, but there can be delays due to the high demand for services.

Health Insurance Companies in Praia da Pipa

The most popular private health insurers in Praia da Pipa are Amil, Bradesco Saúde, and SulAmérica. Expats and digital nomads typically use these companies, although some may opt for specialized expat health insurance providers.

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