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Medicina do trabalho - employee vs. self employed


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Hi,

I know that when working as an employee in Portugal you have a mandatory doctor check (medicina do trabalho) every 1-2 years. Is it the same for self employed?

 

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Hi, the mandatory doctor check is only for workers with contracts. I have to do this every two years until age 50 and then it's every year.  When I was on green receipts this wasn't necessary.

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@tartntiny 

Hi,

OK, thank you. Could you please tell me what kind of checks are included? I'm curious as it is not something that I am familiar with....in my country it is required only for those people working in the food sector.

thanks again! 😀 

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@kiukkien 

There is no clinic near my work that provides this service so they come in a van.  I hate it, it's so creepy lol!

We get a nurse now and first she does the ecg (I think this test only starts at age 40) and the blood pressure. Then we talk with the doctor.  It's really quite a joke in my opinion.  He asks questions from a form and fills it in with our answers.  

I guess later on they email some official forms to my work and that's it. I think the whole thing is strange and useless and just a money grab for the government. 

Tania

 

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@tartntiny 

Thanks! I agree it sounds a waste of time and wee bit too intrusive from my perspective. Health should be a private matter, not a gov or company's business.

thanks again!

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