Significant progress has been made in the last two decades to improve the overall standard of healthcare in São Paulo. That said, the inequalities that mark most of Brazilian society are also present in the city’s healthcare system, and there is a disparity between what is available to most of the local population and what is accessed by the city's wealthier residents.

São Paulo has a two-tier health system consisting of public and private hospitals. Brazilians have access to free healthcare at government hospitals.

Hospitals in São Paulo tend to be concentrated in the upper-income areas that expats are likely to live in, meaning they will be easily accessible. Given that its healthcare system has to serve millions of residents, there is a wide selection of hospitals, pharmacies and private practices available to expats living in the city.

Since Brazil is a Portuguese-speaking country, expats may experience some language barriers, but most doctors tend to have some basic knowledge of English or Spanish. This is especially true for doctors working in the private sector.

Expats in São Paulo will have access to highly-skilled doctors and medical staff, the latest technology and a variety of world-class options when it comes to private care. This does, of course, come at a price, and it's therefore important that expats invest in good health insurance.


Hospitals in São Paulo

Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein

Website: www.einstein.br
Address: Avenida Albert Einstein, 627, Jardim Leonor

Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz

Websitewww.hospitalalemao.org.br
Address: Rua Treze de Maio, 1815, Bela Vista, São Paulo

Hospital das Clinicas da Universidade de São Paulo

Websitewww.hospitalalemao.org.br
Address: Avenida Doutor Enéas Carvalho Aguiar, 255, Cerqueira César

Hospital Sírio-Libanês

Websitewww.hospitalsiriolibanes.org.br
Address: Rua Dona Adma Jafet, 91, Bela Vista

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