Chinese students have to acquire a private health insurance before travelling to Portugal. This insurance will give them access to the Portuguese private medical practice services with which the insurance company has an agreement.
To benefit from public medical assistance, students have to register in the health centre of their area of residence in Coimbra, after arrival. The residence permit issued by SEF and the identification document are needed for the registration. After registering, students receive a health service user number (“número de utente”), which gives them access to the medical services of the Portuguese National Health Service (SNS).
To find out which is the health centre of your area of residence, contact the Health Regional Administration:
Regional de Saúde do Centro, IP
Alameda Júlio Henriques, s/n Apartado 1087
3000-457 Coimbra, Portugal
Or search the web portal of the Ministry of Health of Portugal.
Medical Services of the University of Coimbra
The Welfare Services of the University of Coimbra offer several services the academic community, namely medical assistance at the Medical Services facilities located in Campus I.
The city has other public health units, for instance the hospitals of the Coimbra University Hospital Centre (CHUC).
School insurance of the University of Coimbra
All students with their enrolment and registration up-to-date are beneficiairies of the UC school insurance, which covers accidents during the academic activities on campus or abroad, as long as they've been authorized by the university.
For further details, check this page.