The Clínica Particular de Lagoa (CPL) offers a new solution for your health care needs here in the Algarve. The clinic is located on Rua da Liberdade, 38 in Lagoa and is open 9am to 8pm on weekdays and 9am to 2pm on Saturdays, receiving clients from the municipality of Lagoa as well as catering to a growing number of clients from neighbouring municipalities, including Albufeira and Portimão.

The clinic was founded in 1992, originally as The Physiotherapy Clinic of Lagoa. They have 25 years of experience and have adopted a strategy of innovation, development and expansion whereby in 2014 they opened a new space now known as The Private Clinic of Lagoa where they offer excellence in a range of health care and a wide range of medical specialities alongside Physiotherapy.

What CPL offers

At The Private Clinic of Lagoa, Patrícia Santos affirmed that their “physiotherapists and doctors speak English and are on hand to support expats with their health care requirements.” Patrícia also told me that “the Physiotherapy department has an efficient and friendly team of 10 Physiotherapists as well as three doctors who are on hand every day, as well as offering their support to the old people’s home in Lagoa.”

In addition, to their experienced Physiotherapy department, The Private Clinic of Lagoa is dedicated to providing a wide range of medical specialities which includes: Clinical Analysis, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Immunology, Occupational Medicine, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Podiatry, Speech Therapy and Sports Medicine. They also have a unique department which is dedicated to patients’ health and wellbeing, where they offer Acupuncture, Postural Correction, Psychotherapy, Psychology and Nutrition consultations as well as fantastic Pilates classes. In terms of services, “we also offer clinical analysis in partnership with HPA Health Group in various specialties, exclusively in clinical analysis and we offer breakfast to anyone who comes to do clinical analysis with us.”

A unique Clinic

I asked Patrícia what makes the clinic unique in comparison to other health services and she told me that “We are in a good place location wise; we are the only ones who offer quality service in the area of health between Portimão and Albufeira and the only clinic that has health insurance agreements.”

Patrícia also explained that “I think we make a big difference compared to other services because of the intimate relationship we have with our clients. We have an existing intimate relationship with our clients as some of our clients have been coming to our clinic for more than 20 years. I believe that the clinic has evolved and grown due to the intimate relationship we have created and that our clients see us not only as professionals but also as people who they can trust and who we go the extra mile for.” She further added that “a big part of what we do is offer general consultations every day, a lot of our clients find that there are long queues at other services but we have doctors available every day so we have a quick turnaround rate of appointments so we can give clients a consultation on the day or the following day.”

“A lot of our clients come from Portimão, Silves, Albufeira, they come here for the quality of our service of physiotherapy, we have excellent quality specifically with that and a lot of years of experience on the side of physiotherapy and of course due to the growing number of medical specialties that we have come to have has meant we have grown in the number of specialists working with us which is great. We also do small surgeries which makes us different.” She also explained that in terms of location, they are easily accessible “there is a huge parking area available by Lagoa’s public swimming pool which gives our clients nearby parking.”

Expansion under way

Patrícia then went on to explain that they “have plans of expanding the services they offer at the clinic to continue to meet the needs of their clients and that they have nearly completed extension works which should be complete in a couple of months in order to provide a new department which will offer specialities such as Fertility, Gynaecology, Obstetrics as well as hopes for Paediatric care to follow. We are also planning on growing so there will be more clinics to come with Portimão in mind as the next location.”

It is important to note that the Private Clinic of Lagoa has established agreements and partnerships with various healthcare systems and health insurance companies in order to optimise patients’ experiences. Some of the healthcare systems they are partnered with include Advance Care, Allianz, Future Health Care and Multicare.

Visit Lagoa’s private clinic today, their compassionate team are committed to providing you with the best service.

For more information, please see and to make an appointment with the Private Clinic of Lagoa please call 282 342 720 or alternatively you can email


Following undertaking her university degree in English with American Literature in the UK, Cristina da Costa Brookes moved back to Portugal to pursue a career in Journalism, where she has worked at The Portugal News for 3 years. Cristina’s passion lies with Arts & Culture as well as sharing all important community-related news.

Cristina da Costa Brookes