Re repeat prescriptions. My wife and I both have several repeat prescriptions. I get them free ( over 60 ) and my wife has a pre-payment certificate. What is the situation in Portugal regarding repeat prescriptions and prescriptions in general? We would also appreciate any information and /or advice regarding healthcare. We both have pre-existing conditions so how would that affect any private medical insurance? What about the Portuguese health service? Health costs and the standard of healthcare are our major concerns regarding moving to Portugal. We don't wish to be worse off financially or in terms of health provision.
My wife is suffering with arthritis and degeneration in many of her joints. We have been considering moving abroad for several years and wondered if any athritis sufferers have moved to the Algarve and have found the warmer, dryer climate beneficial. We have to do something as the condition will only get worse and there is nothing the doctors can do.