The Portuguese national health service is among the top 15 in Europe, this service is part of a vast public and private network of hospitals and several clinics and health centers.
For the 3rd consecutive year, an annual study conducted by the National School of Public Health (ENSP) has put the Centro Hospitalar de São João, located in the city of Porto, in the top rankings of the best hospitals in Portugal.
The largest North Country Hospital was considered the most efficient to treat heart diseases, vascular, digestive, endocrine, metabolic, infectious, pediatric, dermatology, and blood-related. The Portuguese health care system is made up of both state-run and privately run healthcare facilities. It provides total healthcare coverage to registered individuals and citizens and is funded through taxation. There is also a private healthcare system in Portugal providing high quality medical services to patients.
Any person registered for social security coverage is also covered for healthcare in Portugal. All healthcare benefits are administered by the Ministry of Health.