Emergency Services

A list of all the useful emergency services and telephone numbers

Emergency Services

The emergency services number in Portugal is 112. 

General Emergencies – 112

112 is the telephone number for emergencies. 112 offers a range of services from firefighting, ambulances, maritime distress, crime protection, and more.

Public Hospital telephone numbers:

Lagos:   (+351) 289 770 100

Portimao:  (+351) 289 450 300

Lagos Health Centre:  (+351) 282 780 000

Private Hospital:

Hospital Particular do Algarve, Alvor:  (+351) 282 420 400

Hospital São Gonçalo de Lagos: (+351) 282 420 400

GNR – Police

(+351) 282 788 820
R. 25 de Abril 26

The Republican National Guard (GNR) is a security force made up of military personnel responsible for public security, maintaining order and protecting public and private property

GNR shares the responsibilities of policing in mainland Portugal with the Public Security Police (PSP) who are more responsible for larger urban areas and the Guarda who are responsible for rural areas


(+351) 282 780 240
Horta do Trigo, Lagos

Established in 1867, the PSP (Public Security Police)  is the national civil police force of Portugal responsible for defending the Republican democracy, internal security and the rights of the Portuguese citizens

Bombeiros – Fire Brigade

(+351) 282 770 790
R. Fogo Voluntários de Lagos 112, 8600-548, Lagos

The Bombeiros are responsible for more than firefighting and are mainly consist of volunteers!

Services include:

Transportation of vulnerable patients to and from hospital

Water transport eg. filling pools, irrigation and sanitation.  Pumping water and emptying tanks

Fire Watch and Road Washing

Maritime Police

(+351) 282 790 886
Marina de Lagos  – L35 R/C Edifício da Administração, 8600-315, Lagos

Dealing with all things nautical including search and rescue, both at sea and inland waterways


(00351) 964 542 62

Largo da República 2

The Guarda-Nocturno performs a nightwatch of Para-Police activity in the Luz area