Centros de Saúde in the Algarve

In every municipality you will find an outpatient public health centre (Centro de Saúde), where you also can get official attestations

In the Algarve districts there are outpatient health centres  where people can walk in off the street without an appointment, so the number of patients is often quite large. As with all public service institutions, on entering the patient has to take a ticket from a machine, usually by the entrance, and wait for that number to be called.  The waiting time can often be long. For emergency cases, health centres have a 24-hour service. In addition, in the local  parishes there  are smaller branches of these centres. All these public health institutions require prepayment and do not accept credit cards. In addition, communication in English is not always possible.