Due to the current situation, the clinic is only open Monday to Friday from 09.00 until 13.00.
We have to limit the amount of people in the clinic. Therefore you must have an appointment to come to the clinic and this can only be booked by phone between these times. You cannot be seen if you just turn up, so please ensure you make an appointment.
We cannot at this time offer any home visits.
If you are suffering from breathlessness, high temperature or cough we cannot see you in the clinic and you must call the national helpline for further advice on 808 242424. This is also the number to call if you feel you have been in contact with someone and you also have symptoms or are worried. They do speak English. Should you feel ill or have an emergency then please call 112.
Prescription requests will be dealt with as quickly as possible, but there may be some delays. Please be patient. Collections are available between 09.00 and 12.00 only.
The situation is changing rapidly and we will do our best to keep the clinic open and keep you informed. Currently people are asked to stay at home where possible for the next 14 days.
Some of our staff have had to quarantine but none have had the virus to date.
International Health Centres Team
The International Health Centres have been providing primary care for both residents and tourists in the Albufeira area since 1989. Dr Stephen Beck joined Dr Bernard Landau the following year, and the new premises were opened in Oura Village at the bottom of the strip in 1991. Dra Heleen Kampraath has been working with the International Health Centres intermittently for the last 15 years and has now become a regular member of the team. Joining in 2017 is Dra Ana Rodrigues, who has come from Paris, France to join the practice.
The clinic is run on the English and Dutch general practice model of doctors offering primary medical care to patients on an out-patient basis during opening hours, and providing an on-call service for emergencies 24/7 out of hours. Over the years the services offered by the clinic expanded to include dentistry, physiotherapy/osteopathy and nursing, plus a range of medical, para-medical and diagnostic ancillary services.
Three year ago the International Health Centres joined the Hospital Particular Group of medical facilities with its network of specialist clinics, hospitals and diagnostic centres spread across the entire Algarve. This closer cooperation between the primary general practice and secondary specialist and hospital care has allowed the International Health Centres to offer its patients a quality and speed of care second to none.
The International Health Centres is now one of the top clinics in the Algarve, staffed by doctors of English and Dutch nationality, plus Dutch physiotherapist/osteopath and ancillary staff of mixed nationality providing a friendly, caring and quality service.