UC Portugal


MS Society Contact Details
Sociedade Portuguesa de Esclerose Múltipla
Name: Gabriela Condeço
Phone: 934387659
Email: gabriela.condeco@spem.pt

Name: Margarida Navalhinhas
Phone: 932681406
Language Portuguese and English

National governmental website explaining the administrative procedure for migrants who want to enter the country or who are seeking asylum in the country.

Refugee status: how to apply for the refugee status and what are the requirements?
It’s possible to apply for the refugee status. You have to go to SEF- Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras

Access healthcare: How to access healthcare services as a refugee?
After obtaining the refugee status, you’ll need to go to the health center and make an appointment with your family doctor.

Medical insurance:
What documents are needed to apply for medical insurance for Ukrainian refugees? A refugee status is sufficient to obtain medical insurance.

Duration on obtaining medical insurance
On average two months

Coverage of medical insurance (including treatments for MS?)
It covers emergency services, but only if you have a refugee status, will all MS consultations and treatments be free of charge.

Specialised MS care and treatments:
Where can people get specialised MS care? You can have care from MS specialists in public or private hospitals
What treatments for Multiple Sclerosis are available in ….? All treatments if authorized by the hospital administration

Clinical trials:
Do pharmaceutical companies allow/support patients to continue a clinical study which they started in Ukraine? There are clinical studies in Portugal, but we don’t know if the clinical studies started in the Ukraine have continuity in Portugal.

Disability status:
Where and how can Ukrainian refugees apply to get an official disabled status in Portugal? This information can be obtained on Social Security or through a health delegate of the health centers.

Benefits for people with disabilities:
Are there any benefits available for people with disabilities? Yes, there are supports, such as temporary or permanent subsidies. Invalidity or disability pensions