Portugal pharmacy

Pharmacy opening times in Portugal

The weekly opening hours of pharmacies are subject to a regulation on minimum limits and standard hours. This regulation guarantees that pharmacies must be open to the public at the following times:

From Monday to Friday - From 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

However, most pharmacies have significantly extended opening hours.

Pharmacies and Medicines in Portugal has many easily accessible pharmacies. Pharmacy staff are typically knowledgeable and efficient and can often recommend medications and treatments.

OUR TIP for your trip: It makes sense to remember the generic names for long-term prescribed medications, as the brand names can be different in each country, or simply take the information leaflet with you.

City of Porto

Portugal Emergency number

Accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. This can happen when you are visiting Portugal or at home. If you are involved in an accident or witness an accident, fire or robbery at the scene, do you know the emergency number to call ?

The emergency number 112

What is 112? The number 112 is the single European emergency number, available free of charge throughout the EU. You can call 112 at any time to contact emergency services; reachable via landline and cell phone - 112 Remember! The call is free.

When can you call 112? You can call 112 in any emergency that requires an ambulance, fire department or police. But: Do not call 112 for traffic information, weather forecasts, general information and inquiries, as unnecessary calls can overload the system and endanger the lives of those who truly need emergency help.

What happens if you call 112? An appropriately trained operator will answer your call. Depending on the type of emergency, the operator can process your request or forward it to a more appropriate emergency service, such as a doctor in the event of illness or an accident. During the call you will be asked for your address and telephone number. Identification of the users of the service is particularly necessary.

Pharmacy emergency service:  118

Emergency number for poisoning : 80 825 01 43  

* Please note: This website  was created with the help of a doctor. This page was created with the greatest care. However, we assume no liability for the accuracy and completeness of the information. Liability for damages resulting from the use of the information provided here is excluded.