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Health and Medical Care in Florence

National Health Service (SSN)

Citizens of the EU, EEA and Switzerland

For stays up to 90 days

1) Either hold a TEAM card (Tessera Europea di Assicurazione Malattia) which entitles them to obtain the same services provided by the National Health Service (SSN) to all Italian residents

2) Or have private health insurance covering Italy

 

For stays of more than 90 days

1) Either be registered in the SSN. Registration is free of charge and obligatory for certain categories of foreign nationals such as those who have a work contract where they pay personal income taxes in Italy

Enrolment is on a voluntary basis for foreign nationals who, for instance, are in Italy with a research or study permit or in case the work contract is not taxable (such as research grants)

2) Or have private health insurance covering Italy

 

Citizens coming from countries outside EU/EEA/Switzerland

For stays up to 90 days

With the exception of holders of specific types of residence permits who are registered in the SSN, foreign nationals will be able to receive emergency treatments and hospital care by paying the corresponding fees at the time of discharge. Tariffs are determined by Regional and Provincial governments.

It is advisable, however, to take out private health insurance covering Italy.

 

For stays of more than 90 days

Foreign nationals that do not have the right to register in SSN must take out private health insurance either prior to arrival in Italy and covering the entire Italian territory or upon arrival to Italy with an Italian insurance company.

Alternatively, they can apply to be registered in the SSN by paying the required fees.

 

Please note

Make sure that your private health insurance is valid in Italy by checking with an Italian diplomatic office located in your country of origin.

 

Registration to the SSN

Those who are registered to SSN have the same rights and duties of Italian citizens including the co-payment of fees for the services provided (ticket). The contribution varies according to the financial situation of the applicant. In some cases (e.g. students) applicants pay a flat fee.

For more information please refer to the local health offices in your area of residency and visit www.asf.toscana.it (in Italian only) or Ufficio Stranieri - ASL 10 in Via Gramsci, 561 – Sesto Fiorentino – ph: +39 6930111 - e-mail: ufficio.stranieri@asf.toscana.it (Monday to Friday from 9 am - 2 pm)

The main hospital is AOU Careggi, situated in Largo Brambilla, 3 - Firenze

There is a desk dedicated to foreign citizens:

Foreigners’ Hospitalisation Office  / Ufficio Spedalità Stranieri

Pavilion 2 NIC (Main Entrance)

ph: +39 055 794 9888 / 055 794 7057

Monday to Saturday  7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 
last update: 23-Nov-2016
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