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Hospital

Sunderland
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Hospital

Hi,

We are travelling next week and would like to know where the nearest medical centres/hospital is to gale. Are the hospitals private or state? Thanks

JP

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The Albufeira Health Centre will be nearest ... state ... it is just of the main road out of town from the two worlds roundabout. Carry your EU health insurance card and any travel ins docs. There is a Private hospital in Albufeira at the top of Correira ... or half mile along the Estrada des Vale Pedras from the bus terminal ...

there will be smaller private centres around.

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Yes as Pyrman says if you use state hospital or health centre (Centro Saude) make sure you have your EHIC card with you for treatment +passport. There will be some charges as its not free in Portugal like it is in UK, you pay a minimal amount like Portuguese nationals do to see a doctor and any treatment necessary + prescription charges but far cheaper than going to a private clinic . Your personal travel insurance will cover you for any serious unexpected things, ie emergency operations and repatriation home, so make sure you have insurance to cover that side of things. We have used the state Portuguese national health service on quite a few occasions and been well satisfied with treatment, and charges have been reasonable. BTW to apply for free EHIC card here;

's the website , they last 5 years before you have to renew nhs.uk/NHSEngland/…about-the-ehic.aspx

Edited: 23 August 2014, 22:26
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The state Health Centre is marked on this map, left centre, at Caliços. It is about 4 and a half miles from Galé

www.algarvebus.info/images/roundabouts.jpg

The private hospital is at the top of the long straight road between where it says Montechoro and Brejos.

Edited: 24 August 2014, 10:30
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If you don`t already have Travel Insurance, a Spanish company provides EHIC plus ... which is the annual policy I have ... very cheap because it relies on its holders having the EHIC card and not likely to have huge health or accident costs down the line.... you`ll find it at any of the moneysupermarket sites.

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Thanks guys. We have insurance and ehic's. Now we have a small child in tow I like to know these things.

Thanks again

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