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Private and Public health records

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Is there any connection between the Saude records and information on tests taken in the private sector? In other words are the records completely separate?

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The SNS records are your official health records here, and can be accessed with your consent by private providers.  There is a quirk whereby private healthcare is not always automatically written into your SNS record - which is typically rather annoying, if you need that information to be available to others (for continuity of care, information on allergies/medications, etc).  You can take private records/info to your Centro de Saúde and have them input, should you choose to.


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