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1. Posted by novaalex (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1y

what should I do if I need medical assistance while travelling in Brazil?

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3. Posted by berner256 (Travel Guru 499 posts) 1y

The following information is from the U.S. State Department:

A high level of medical care comparable to that in industrialized countries is available in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Salvador, although sophisticated cases are best referred to São Paulo. Adequate private medical care is available in other major cities but is not up to the standards of industrialized countries. Medical care is substandard outside major cities. Prescription and over-the-counter medicines are widely available and, in most cases, comparable to the U.S., though brand names are more difficult to find.

Emergency services are responsive. For emergency services in Brasília and São Paulo, dial 190 for police, 192 for ambulance, and 193 for fire. The São Paulo Tourist Police (Delegacia de Protecao ao Turista) numbers are 11-3120-4447 and 3151-4167. The Rio de Janeiro tourist police numbers are 21-2332-2924, 21-2332-2511, and 21-2332-5112. Travelers may also call a private ambulance company. Callers must stay on the line to provide the location as there is no automatic tracking of phone calls.

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6. Posted by Borisborough (Respected Member 433 posts) 1y

Do you have travel insurance? You ought to. Contact your insurer and ask them for their advice for travelling in Brazil.