My name is Joanne and my husband and I are moving to Portugal in a couple of weeks. We are retirees and have our S1 form. We intend to apply for residency as soon as we arrive. We have an initial six month rental arranged. Can anyone give me an idea on the length of time we will need to have private health insurance before we are accepted as being entitled to Portuguese health care? Or don’t we need any private cover? Thanks!