Living in Tavira

GNR (Countryside & road police) - Rua de Santa Margarida 2, 8800-500 Tavira - Tel: 281 329 030

PSP (City & town police) - Rua da Atalaia 2, 8800-378 Tavira - Tel: 281 322 022

Capitania do Porto de Tavira (Maritime police) - Tel: 281 322 438

Centro de Saúde (Health centre) – https://www.arsalgarve.min-saude.pt/ Tel: 281 329 000

Segurança Social (Social security) – https://www.seg-social.pt/inicio Tel: 210 545 400 or 300 502 502

SEF (Immigration & naturalization) - R. Dr. Augusto Carlos Palma 13, 8800-399 Tavira - Tel: 939 760 292

Loja de Cidadão Tavira (Local authority) – https://eportugal.gov.pt/locais-de-atendimento-de-servicos-publicos/loja-de-cidadao-de-tavira Tel: 300 003 990

Camara Municipal de Tavira (Tavira council) – https://cm-tavira.pt/site/ Tel: 281 320 500

 

 

Health

 

Public:

The public healthcare system in Portugal is very good and if you are a Portuguese resident, medical fees are minimal. Portugal has universal health coverage through its publically financed healthcare system called the “Serviço Nacional de Saúde” or “SNS”. This service is available to all citizens and legal residents of Portugal. Healthcare in Portugal´s national health system is free for children under 18 and for people over 65. Expats can access the SNS by making social security contributions.

 

Emergency situations :

You can visit your nearest health centre (Centro de Saúde) for medical assistance. For emergencies you should go to your nearest hospital. If you require assistance, phone the European Emergency Number: 112. This number is directed to the ambulance, police, and fire services.

 

Tavira:

Centro de Saúde Tavira, Tel: 281 329 000 / 6 (including Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bipso and Conçeição / Cabanas) – https://bicsp.min-saude.pt/pt/biufs/5/50002/5081471/Pages/default.aspx

 

Vila Real de St. António:

Centro de Saúde Vila Real de St. António (works as well for emergency matters), Tel. 281 530 270 - https://bicsp.min-saude.pt/pt/biufs/5/50002/5081642/Pages/default.aspx

 

Faro:

Hospital de Faro, Tel: 289 891 100 - https://www.chualgarve.min-saude.pt/como-chegar/hospital-de-faro/

 

Private:

Portugal´s private healthcare options – private doctors and healthcare facilities are widely available through private health insurance. Virtually all doctors in the public and private healthcare system speak English. Private insurance does give you an edge when it comes to getting an appointment more quickly than if you access public healthcare.

 

Private hospitals :

 

Grupo HPA Saúde Gambelas/Faro, Tel. 282 420 400 - https://www.grupohpa.com/en/units/algarve/hospitals/hospital-particular-do-algarve-gambelas/

 

Hospital de Loulé, Tel: 289 249 750 - https://www.hospitaldeloule.com/en/

 

Clinics in Tavira and surrounding areas:

 

Taviclinica (S.O.S. Médicos) Tavira, Tel: 281 380 660 - https://sosmedicos.pt/

 

Clínica do Plaza Tavira, Tel: 281 322 992 - http://clinicadoplaza.com/pt/

 

Grupo HPA Saude Loulé, Mar Shopping Center, Tel. 282 420 400 - https://www.grupohpa.com/pt/unidades/algarve/clinicas/clinica-particular-do-algarve-loule/

 

Lusíadas, Clínica Faro, Tel: 289 892 040 - https://www.lusiadas.pt/hospitais-clinicas/clinica-lusiadas-faro/clinica

 

Laboratories in Tavira :

 

Germano de Sousa, Tavira, Tel: 2810098 099 - https://www.germanodesousa.com/en/collection-points/posto-gs-tavira/

 

Synlab Tavira, Tel: 281 325 494 - https://www.synlab.pt/onde-estamos/clinica-santiago