Health and insurance
In general, students are covered by a social security system by family or personal right. Before leaving home, international students must have the European Health card which will allow free treatment in heath-care centres. Private health-centres will charge for services. As with Portuguese citizens a tax will be charged for health cares. The general emergency phone number in Portugal is 112. For urgent medical attention contact: Hospital Distrital de Bragança, call 273 310 800.

Post office
The central Post Office (“Correios”) is located in the centre of the city. It is open from Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 17:30 and Sundays from 9:00 to 12:30. The phone number is 273 310 941. If you want to send a letter or a package abroad, you can check the prices here

Some useful phone numbers
First Aid – 112
Police – 273 303 400
Fire Brigade – 117 or 273 300 210
Ambulance Service - 122
Hospital – 273 310 800
Taxis Service – 273 322 138
Post Office – 273 331 022

Weather conditions
If you come to Bragança in winter you should take with you warm clothes. You might need a thick coat, gloves, a hat and a scarf. The average temperature in January is about 6 ºC, but you may find yourself surprised by quite negative temperatures, especially at night. However, Portugal is one of the sunniest countries in the Europe, so you may be agreeably surprised by the warm sunshine and you may even get a tan in March. In April/May it gets hot, so you will need to change your wardrobe for light clothes and sunglasses. If you want to check the weather forecast, go to