Below you will find the most important numbers and contacts to use in case of an emergency.
Medical Centre Neuroloulé: In case of an emergency or urgent matter outside regular opening hours please call 965 343 547.
In case of an emergency, a life-threatening situation or a major accident please call the Emergency Number 112, that can be dialed free of charge in european countries and several other countries in the world.
An ambulance from the fire brigade or from INEM (National Institute of Medical Emergencies) will take patients to the nearest public health facility. This can either be to a SAP (health centre) or directly to a public hospital.
The biggest public hospitals in the Algarve are as follows:
Hospital Central de Faro
Centro Hospitalar do Barlavento Algarvio
Please remember that in summertime, especially at the peak of the tourist season, the ambulances may not always be available immediately. You may experience long delays.
Contact us! We as general practitioners can help in many cases.
Private hospitals in the region also generally have walk-in centres which are open between 12 and 24 hours a day.
In case of Acute Poisoning you can contact the Portuguese Information Centre for poisonig (CIAV):
You can also call the National Poisoning Information Service in England
In case of an emergency, accident or poisoning please have the following information ready:
Who is affected: Child, Adult; Pregnant woman,....?
What happend: Fall, Chest pain, Unconsciousness ....?
When did it happen?
Where are you?: if you are at home - please have your address and phone number ready,
if you are somewhere outside please describe your location and surroundings (as detailed as possible).
The duty pharmacy, open 24 hours, in your region you can be found under: