Portugal, like other European Union countries, has a cost sharing regime with the patient for each consultation or care provided. Therefore, it is necessary to pay an amount known as a moderator fee. In cases of temporary stay, if the country of origin has a health agreement with Portugal, access to health and moderating fees are on the same terms as the national citizen. However, if the country of origin does not have a health agreement with Portugal, the full amount of health care provided will be charged.

However, there are no charges for specific cases, such as maternal and child health, reproductive health, vaccination and care for children and adolescents. There are forms of exemption or reduction of charges for economically vulnerable groups. Immigrants are subject to the same rules applicable to the general population. Asylum seekers or refugees, as well as spouses and direct descendants, are exempt from paying fees upon presentation of a document proving their condition in the country.

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