Service tailor-made to assist while you are away from Home.


Whether you live or you are just travelling to the Algarve, when unexpected events strike, the most simple things can become a significant concern to yourself, your family member or an employee. Therefore we have created a medical professional service that is able to provide solutions to your real needs. 


Need assistance? Reach out to us today.


More than just a simple service provider.


Our vision is that no one should face challenges to obtain medical services and support while they are away from home. AlgarveAssist is an English speaking medical assistance and independent nursing care provider for the local and international communities in the Algarve. 


Our Mission

  • Provide high quality, tailored and easy access to nursing care, ensuring that your medical needs are supported during your stay.

  • To become a reference for the expat and international communities, an organization where they can find the support they need to enjoy their experience in the Algarve and Portugal as a county.

  • Work with local and international companies and our partners, combining medical and operational insights, to promote strong business relationships and a reliable service network.


António Bettencourt,

Founder | Registered Nurse

Qualified in 2005 and since then has gained clinical experience in primary care, Emergency/Critical Care, International Medical Assistance, Flight Nursing and Management in both Portugal and the United Kingdom. 

Portuguese Nursing Board, Licence 5-E-51754 and Nursing and Midwifery Council, UK. 

PG Health Tourism, 2018 (Portuguese Red Cross Higher Education School, Lisbon).

Advance Life Support, 2016 (Resuscitation Council UK). 

Dip. Tropical Nursing, Tropical diseases in resource poor countries, 2015 (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK).

Flight Nurse with wide experience in commercial carriers (Business Seat and stretcher missions) with multiple flight sectors.

CCAT - Clinical Consideration in Aeromedical Transportation, 2012, UK. 

Tissue Viability 2011 (St George's University, UK).

Critical Care, 2010 (Thames Valley University, UK). 



Other team members to be announced in due course. 

Supporting our clients from Southern Portugal.


We are based in Loulé from where we are able to support the entire region and beyond.

Should you need assistance in another part of the country, please do get in touch as we may be able to assist.