One of the important topics when deciding to live in Portugal is to understand how the health system works (Public System/ Private System).
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized Portugal as the 12th best health system in the world.
The first step when you move to Portugal is to enrol in Portuguese social security (Segurança Social), without having to pay any contribution.
The Private system
In order to be taken care of right away, you can also call a private doctor directly at your own expense or go to a private facility such as a clinic.
You can choose to pay for each medical procedure or to get a health supplement.