Portugal: Quality Treatment in Beautiful Surroundings
A welcoming country with a gentle climate and beautiful scenery, Portugal is a fantastic place to enjoy a break while you get the medical treatment you need. Its world class hospitals offer cutting edge medical procedures and afterwards you can recuperate amid beautiful scenery.
Why choose Portugal for travel and treatment?
Portugal offers a unique combination of rustic charm and first rate medical facilities. It's easy to find doctors who speak English and there are even British hospitals available in Lisbon and Porto. You can find attractive accommodation across a range of price bands. The local food is healthy and delicious and there are many international options to choose from in the cities.
Medical Facilities in Portugal
Despite the historic streets and buildings with which they are surrounded, Portuguese hospitals are among the most modern and sophisticated in the world. You'll find them clean, bright and spacious. All private patients are offered their own rooms but you can also choose to stay on a ward in order to reduce your costs. Most of Portugal's hospitals are adjacent to good hotels so you can move out as soon as you're ready but still have staff nearby in case of problems.
Convalescence in Portugal
There are myriad beautiful places to visit in Portugal, from its inspiring historic churches to its charming vineyards and olive groves. Relax on soft sandy beaches and watch the waves crash against the shore, or wander through sleepy villages and enjoy the local delicacies in sidewalk cafés. The gentle pace of life in this delightful country makes it easy to forget your troubles and recover your strength.
Portugal Travel Information
It costs around $700-$1200 to fly to Portugal from the U.S. Hotel accommodation is cheap, with five star resorts starting at as little as $50 per night if you book well in advance. The official language is Portuguese, with Mirandese spoken in some rural locations in the north, but most medical, hotel and restaurant staff can speak English. You will need a medical visa to travel there for your treatment (unless you are a E.U. citizen)-your doctor can help you to arrange this. Remember that the electricity supply in Portugal runs at 230 volts, so you may need an adaptor for any electronic equipment you take with you. You won't need to worry about water tablets or special vaccinations.
Portugal Quick Facts
Portuguese (official), English (in hospitals)
||230V/50Hz (European plugs)