Insurance and medical assistance
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.
Registration in the Health Centre
After arrival, to benefit from public medical assistance, students have to register in the health centre ("centro de saúde") of their area of residence in Coimbra. Specific medical assistance certificates, the residence permit issued by the Foreign Office (for stays longer than one year) and the identification document are needed for the registration. After registering, students staying longer than one year receive a health service user number (“número de utente”), which gives them access to the medical services of the Portuguese National Health Service (SNS), under the same conditions as the Portuguese citizens in Portugal. For instance, they will pay the same amounts, legally in force, for the provided health services.
private health insurance documents have to proceed in the same way, but
they will be subject to the payment of amounts different than the ones
applied to students covered by the SNS, according to the law in force.
To find out which is the nearest health centre of your area of residence, search the web portal of the Ministry of Health of Portugal.
The health centre is the first contact for health problems that do not require urgent medical treatment. Alternatively, especially during weekends, you can contact the Saude24 health line by dialling 808 24 24 24.
In case of medical emergency, call 112 or go to the University Hospitals ("Hospitais da Universidade de Coimbra"), Praceta Prof. Mota Pinto, 3000-075 Coimbra.
Medical Services of the University of Coimbra
All registered students can benefit from medical assistance at the Medical Services of the University of Coimbra located in Campus I.
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.
Open pharmacies: farmaciasdeservico.net