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Medical Emergency

Clínica Particular de Vilamoura


Medical Emergency

Hospital Particular Alvor


Medical Emergency



Hospital Particular Gambelas


Medical Emergency



Centro Médico Internacional VRSA


Medical Emergency

Hospital São Camilo Portimão


Medical Emergency

Medical Emergency


The Emergency DepartmentS of the Hospital Particular do Algarve are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year, providing ongoing medical care, able to respond to emergency and surgical situations.

The medical and nursing teams of the Emergency Departments of the Hospital Particular do Algarve are highly qualified and experienced, able to respond to all medical emergencies at any time of the day or night.

The possibility of an immediate response, both technical and human, in Imaging (X-Ray, CT and MRI Scans), Clinical Analysis, Intensive Care Unit, Operating Theatre and In-Patient Facilities permit us to ensure safety and excellence in the services we provided patients that seek our services in an emergency situation.

The Emergency Unit consists of:
  • Observation Room (OR), beds for close monitoring of all patients
  • Plaster and Dressings Rooms
  • Nurses Station
  • Treatment Rooms
  • Doctor’s Consulting Rooms

This Department is equipped with technology and medical equipment that enable rapid and effective assessment of all patients.

Important Information

Admission procedures must be carried out at the Reception, and patients must wait to be called for medical care.

It is important to have with you, an identification document as well as health insurance information.

Being a Private Hospital, if patients do not posses health insurance there is the possibility of adhering to the hospital CareCard, which will provide a discount on hospital treatment.

The most common situations that should make one decide to go to the Emergency Department of the Algarve Private Hospital are:
  • High Temperature
  • Serious injury
  • Severe bleeding (vomiting blood, bloody stools and other)
  • Traffic accidents
  • Food poisoning
  • Excessive intake of drugs
  • Intense chest pain or any other pain that is intense and uncomfortable
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Convulsions 
  • Sudden loss of vision  
  • Sudden changes of speech and body movements
  • Suspected fracture

All other situations that are not common or cause physical and / or psychic discomfort and when the onset of the symptoms are sudden, should be cause for a visit to the emergency unit of the hospital for an evaluation.o main Hospitals of the Group.

Daytime - Emergency Units

Working Hours of the Emergency Units of the Hospital Particular do Algarve Health Group:

Hospital São Camilo - Portimão

Monday to Friday from 9am to 7pm

Centro Médico Internacional – Vila Real de Santo António

Summer: Monday to Saturday from 8am to 10pm; Sunday from 9am to 10pm

Winter: Monday to Friday from 8am to 7pm; Saturday from 9am to 7pm (Closed  Sundays)

Clínica Particular do Algarve - Guia

Monday to Sunday from 10am to 10pm

Clínica Particular de Vilamoura

Summer: Daily from 9am to 10pm

Winter: Monday to Friday from 10am to 8pm, Saturdays from 10am to 3pm (Closed  Sundays)

The Emergency Departments of these Units have Doctors, Nurses and Nurses Aids on permanent duty with X-Ray and Clinical Analysis on immediate response.

Doctors and Nursing staff have been given specific training in Emergency and are capable of handling any situation that might arise in an emergency context.

These units are equipped with technology that permits diagnosis and continuous monitoring of patients in Observation Room.

The emergency units also have consulting rooms, nurses’ station and treatment rooms.

These smaller units belonging to the Hospital Particular do Algarve have the support of the two larger hospitals of the Group, in Alvor and Gambelas.  All medical situations benefit from an immediate response but more serious cases are referred to one of the two larger hospitals.

Ambulance transfer between Clinics and Hospitals is provided by the Private Ambulances of the Hospital Particular do Algarve Health Group.

We hereby ensure that the care we provide is all-round private health care according to each patient’s individual needs.  Our patients’ safety and comfort are fundamental and our priority.

At closing time outstanding clinical situations are forwarded to one of the two main Hospitals of the Group.