Health Assistance in Natal
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Read some basic information about this matter in the section
Basics > Health.
Hopefully, you won't need a doctor, but accidents may always happen.
If you have health insurance, of course make use of it. Check out before coming what your options will be in case of need.
Below, some hospitals in Natal which have emergency services.
Natal Hospital Center
Av. Afonso Pena, 754 - Tirol
Av. Afonso Pena, 766 - Tirol
The two above private hospitals are next door to each other; they cover almost every medical fields.
Instituto do Coracao de Natal (Heart Hospital)
Rua Sao Jose, 1979 - Lagoa Nova (near Machadão stadium)
Also a private hospital, 24 h service.
Hospital Monsenhor Walfredo Gurgel
Av. Hermes da Fonseca, 817 - Tirol
The biggest public hospital in Natal. Always overbusy. Most cases of serious injury (where the patient can't choose a hospital - e.g., a car crash) are brought here.
Other situations when tourists can't wait to get back home to get treatment is when an arm is displaced or a teeth hurts. The (private) clinics below may be useful.
Ortomed Clinica de Ortopedia
Av. Senador Salgado Filho, 66
This is near Machadao stadium. If you are coming from Ponta Negra, take the last exit to the right before the bridge to the stadium. There is always a doctor on duty. Good service.
Praca A. Leite, 656 - Petropolis
Very good clinic, with a 24 h emergency service.
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