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Healthcare in Portugal

Healthcare in Portugal

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Who qualifies for healthcare in Portugal? Find the conditions for accessing the Portuguese healthcare system, including details on health insurance, hospitals, pharmacies, dental care and maternity in Portugal.

Health insurance Portugal

Health insurance in Portugal

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Do you need health insurance in Portugal? Find out if you can register for state health insurance in Portugal to receive free or discounted healthcare.

Having a baby in Portugal

Having a baby in Portugal

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If you're planning on giving birth in Portugal, we outline the process of having a baby in Portugal and include a list of midwives and hospitals.

Dentist Portugal

Visiting the dentist in Portugal

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Before you visit a dentist in Portugal, read this guide on the requirements, costs and how to find dentists in Portugal.

Hospitals in Portugal

Hospitals in Portugal

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If you need a hospital in Portugal, or want to find the nearest one to you, see our list of hospitals in Portugal below, plus the conditions for visiting a Portuguese hospital as a foreigner and hospital costs.

Seeing a doctor or specialist in Portugal

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What are the requirements to see a Portuguese doctor? This guide explains how to find a doctor or specialist in Portugal, plus information on doctors' fees and reimbursements.

Private health insurance: How to choose the best policy and health insurer...

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If you're considering private health insurance, finding the right health insurance plan or health insurance company can be time consuming. This guide explains how to choose the right private health insurance for you.

International Health Insurance for Expats

International health insurance: How to choose between local or expat insura...

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International health insurance for expats: How to choose between local insurance or an international health insurance plan. When is expat medical insurance necessary?

How to find a doctor abroad guide for expats

How to find a doctor abroad for English-speaking expats

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How to find a doctor abroad: non-profit organisation IAMAT has helped travellers and expats find English-speaking doctors abroad for 50 years. See how their doctor search works.

Expath health insurance: Select your health insurance abroad following 5 tips

Expat health insurance: How to choose the best expat insurance

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Expat health insurance: We help you find the best expat health insurance with these five tips. Which expat health insurance do you need for your situation?

European Health Insurance Card

EHIC: European Health Insurance Card explained

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The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) allows citizens from the EU/EEA and Switzerland to access healthcare when travelling within the EU. What are the procedures for EHIC application and EHIC renewal?

Top tips to maintaining a healthy weight for expats

Top tips to maintaining a healthy weight for expats

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Keeping yourself at the right weight is a key way to ensure good heart health — and it turns out, the little decisions you make during your busy expat life are the ones that make a big difference

How breastfeeding is viewed around the world

How breastfeeding is viewed around the world

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When deciding whether to breastfeed, each new mother is influenced not only by her physical ability and personal beliefs, but also by social and cultural customs. But how much do attitudes to breastfeeding differ around the world?

How to prepare for expat emergencies when living overseas

How to prepare for expat emergencies when living overseas

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Before relocating overseas, you must first consider these eight important factors to ensure that you are ready to face any medical emergency or accident you might encounter in your new country.

Addicted expats

Addicted expats

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Rupert Wolfe Murray of Castle Craig Hospital discusses why some expats are tempted by alcohol and how cultural differences can make it difficult to find help.



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