All residents in Portugal have the right to public healthcare provided by the Portuguese National Health Service (Serviço Nacional de Saúde - SNS).


However, the way you access SNS may differ depending on your situation. 

What should I look for in a tree care company?

When you are looking for tree services, quality, reliability and experience are three key factors to explore. Evergreen Tree Service has over 30 years of experience in the industry and provides the full range of services including tree pruning, removal, and stump grinding. Look for ISA certification and most importantly experience and reputation. It is also important to look for a company with an active and aggressive safety program. Evergreen employees are trained in safety and employ the most up to date safety technology and our Branch Manager is a Certified Treecare Safety Professional. Our employees are trained and licensed to look for and treat for pests and diseases. It is very important that any tree company you choose to do business with have all the correct insurance in place and should be available to answer your questions about any of these issues.

What is a Certified Arborist?

A Certified Arborist has a broad base of knowledge about tree and woody plant care, pesticides, planting safety and related technical matters. In order to become a Certified Arborist in Georgia, one must pass a difficult and lengthy exam administered by the International Society of Arboriculture. At Evergreen Tree Service, we employ Certified Arborists as part of our commitment to industry expertise and standards. Insist on hiring tree and plant health care companies with these certifications when you are seeking expert services.

What are the benifits of using Evergreen Tree Service?

Did you know that approximately 80% of the trees we remove annually are due to the long term effects of poor maintenance pruning? That means that someone paid to have their tree pruned and the maintence they received was eventually fatal to the tree. We prune properly, according to the International Society of Arboricultures highest standards and actually extend the life of most trees we service. Additionally, our crews are trained to efficiently remove trees without damaging the surrounding property. In the extrememly unlikely event that something does occur we take care of it that day, no questions asked, and at additional cost to you.

How much does the average tree removal cost?

We price trees based on how much time it will take for us to remove the tree from your property, clean up, and move on. Where you live or how much you make is not a factor. With that being said, the average tree removal costs anywhere from $150 to about $1500. The reason the range is so large is that there are many variable such as the size of the tree and the access we would have to the tree with equipment that must be taken into account which add to the time it takes to conduct a tree care operation.


COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

  • ​ If you already have a Health Number (número de utente), you are 35 years old or more, and you have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19, you can register for vaccination by filling out the form available here.


*Please note that this does not apply to citizens who received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine; citizens who       have been infected with COVID-19 or citizens who have already been scheduled a vaccination appointment.


  • If you do not have a Health Number (número de utente), you can apply to be vaccinated against COVID-19 using a form provided by the National Health Service, available here. You will be contacted later by Local Health Units depending on the priority group to which you belong.


Find more information on healthcare in Portugal at:


Portuguese National Health Service (SNS) website > here.

The British Embassy in Portugal’s Guidance: Healthcare for UK nationals living in Portugal > here. 

Overseas Healthcare Services > here. 

List of English-speaking medical facilities for UK nationals in Portugal – FCDO Living in Portugal > here.

Dedicated healthcare team from the British Embassy in Lisbon: