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Where can I go to get emergency health care and how much it costs? Do I need certain documents?

With the temporary protection permit you will have automatic access to a National Health Service Number (NSNS). Once you pick your place of residence, you must make your way to the local Healthcare Centre and register yourself and your family as a resident in the area, so you can be assigned a family doctor and be included in the National Vaccination Plan.

If you are in an emergency situation, you can call the emergency contacts (112 or 808 24 24 24) before going to the emergency unit of the public hospital where you live. Public hospitals also offer nursing appointments (prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diabetes or hypertension, for example), as well as specialised appointments (with a pass issued by the family doctor or hospital).

You can book online a medical appointment mceclip0.png in a hospital with your user number.

More information at eportugal.gov.pt mceclip0.png.

Can I talk to a doctor in Ukrainian/Russian?

You can search for Russian speaking doctors in this Telegram channel mceclip0.png.

Where can I fill my prescription or treat long-term conditions and how much will it cost?

You can contact any local medical center (Centro de Saรบde). If you have already requested your temporary protection, you can get medical assistance for free at the public hospitals. You only need your passport and copy of your temporary protection request or digital certificate.
If you don't have a health number yet, medical center will provide you the temporary one (for the visit).

Once you pick your place of residence, you must make your way to the local Healthcare Centre and register yourself and your family as a resident in the area, so you can be assigned a family doctor and be included in the National Vaccination Plan.

I am pregnant, where can I get gynecology care?

To access the healthcare system, you need to wait to receive your SNS number (numero utente) after which you can ask for an appointment in your local Centro de Saude. If you have requested temporary protection status, it shouldnโ€™t take long for you to receive this number. Primary healthcare is provided in Family Health Units (USF), called health centres mceclip0.png. In health centres you can consult a family doctor, the professional who looks after individuals and their families. You can register at the health centre in your area of residence using your user number. If you are planning a pregnancy or need information about sexually transmitted diseases, you can also book a family planning appointment mceclip0.png.

When registered in Lisbon Project mceclip0.png, every beneficiary has access to various health specialists we are collaborating with: Speech and Language Therapist, General Doctor, Psychotherapist, Nutritionist, Gynaecologist/Obsetrician and more.

Can I get vaccinated against Covid? Do I need certain documents?

You can get a free vaccination if you have temporray protection. You can register here to get your vaccine or contact the medical helpline via 808 24 24 24 (dial 9 for English).

Can I benefit from public health care?

Yes, you can if you have a status of temporary protection. The application for Temporary Protection automatically grants the National Health Service (SNS) User Number, which gives access to all basic health services, in the public system. Any person registered with the SNS can go to a hospital or health center, having to pay, at most, a moderator fee (which varies according to the care provided).

After settling in Portugal, you should contact the health center in your new area of residence within 14 days to register yourself and your family. In this way, you can keep track of your previous health situation and access the National Vaccination Program (PNV) and the COVID-19 vaccination.

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Do I need to register in order to obtain health coverage and if yes how?

The application for Temporary Protection automatically grants the National Health Service (SNS) User Number, which gives access to all basic health services, in the public system. Any person registered with the SNS can go to a hospital or health center, having to pay, at most, a moderator fee (which varies according to the care provided).

After settling in Portugal, you should contact the health center in your new area of residence within 14 days to register yourself and your family. In this way, you can keep track of your previous health situation and access the National Vaccination Program (PNV) and the COVID-19 vaccination.

More information is available here mceclip0.png.

What does public healthcare cover?

Public healthcare covers all the basic healthcare services and individuals will pay, at most, a co-payment fee.

For more information on healthcare please contact:

  • SNS 24 (General national free health line), 808 24 24 24 (dial 9 for English)
  • National Emergency Line (only for medical emergencies), 112.

The national health care system covers basic health care needs, accidents and illnesses. Medical care in Portugal is usually free, but in some cases a fee may be charged.

Where can I go to get mental health support and how much it costs? Do I need certain documents?

You can get mental support on the following platforms free of charge:

  • United in Crisis mceclip0.png Initiative suggests free support group sessions weekly In Lisbon.
  • VOS mceclip0.png platform offers free psychological support.
  • Mindly mceclip0.png offers free psychological therapy too.