In Portugal, official services for providing healthcare to the population are organised as the National Health Service. In addition to this public service, there are freely available private health institutions and professionals.
The hospital network is made up of modern and well-equipped units, distributed throughout the country, which have long-standing relationships with the major international insurance companies.
In order to make overseas patients feel more comfortable, hospitals are implementing personalized patient care and monitoring services, with English as the language of communication.
Portugal also has an Integrated Medical Emergency System, which guarantees the fast and accurate provision of healthcare to accident victims or anyone suffering a sudden illness, and rapid response times by the emergency services.
In Portugal you can access a high quality public and private education system, which offers the opportunity to learn the third most spoken European language in the world, bridging the gap to places like Africa and Brazil.
If you are looking for an international environment, you should known that international schools can be found all over the country, attended by Portuguese and foreign students. At these schools, students may study international programs such as the “International Baccalaureate (I.B.) programme”, or the British GCSE and GCE examination systems.