The Hospital of Santarém is a General Hospital with a Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health. It started its activity in 1985 with 240 beds. The Hospital currently has a capacity of 414 beds, of which 134 are assigned to the medical field, 160 to Surgery, 18 to Psychiatry and Mental Health, 85 to the Department of Women and Child and 6 to the Intensive Care Unit. The institution is also equipped with all major medical and surgical specialities, serving a population of approximately 200,000 inhabitants.


Inpatient Unit, Outpatient Unit / Hospital de Santarém

Address, website:

Avenida Bernardo Santareno, 2005-177 Santarém

Santarém Consultation of Bipolar Disorder Programme

In this programme the aims are:

  • Review of the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder ambulatory clinics (3 days/ week)

2 – 6 weeks

Periods available:

All year round


language – fluent English and basic Portuguese

Travel information
  • VISA needed: check with embassy
  • Travel and health insurance needed: Yes
  • With host: to be agreed on the basis of availability
  • Hospital residencies available: No
  • Hostels and Youth hostels: Yes
  • Affordable hotels: Yes
Useful websites

Amina Nazaralieva (Russia) and the Psychiatry team of HSJ (PORTO):

“Thank you for being very helpful and caring, for sharing your experience, time and ideas. Portuguese people know how to enjoy life, Indeed. Special thanks to those who made my exchange programme unforgettable”


Local coordinator:  Dr Nuno Fernandes