Health System in Portugal
The Portuguese health care system is made up of both state-run and privately run healthcare facilities. It provides total healthcare coverage to registered individuals and citizens and is funded through taxation. There is also a private healthcare system in Portugal providing high quality medical services to patients. Any person registered for social security coverage is also covered for healthcare in Portugal. All healthcare benefits are administered by the Ministry of Health (Ministério de Saúde) while social security benefits (pensions, disability, maternity/paternity benefit) are administered by the Social Security Institute (Instituto da Solidariedade e da Segurança Social).
•Ministério de Saúde (Ministry of Health)
At: Alameda D. Afonso Henriques, 45, 1049-005 Lisbon
Tel: 218 430 500 Fax: 218 430 530 Helpline 24/7: 808 242 424
•Instituto da Solidariedade e da Segurança Social (Social Security Institute)
At: Rua Rosa Araújo, nº 43, 1250-194 Lisbon Tel: 808 266 266 / 218 425 700 Fax: 272 240 900