The outpatient medical clinic offers a primary care service with the possibility of referral to in-depth diagnostics and/or therapy on a National Health Service prescription.
Free access to the clinic is granted to non-resident students enrolled at the University of Florence for the academic year 2022/2023, with a student card, health card and ID.
Casa della Salute
Viale Morgagni, 33 - Firenze
Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am-12pm | Tuesdays 3-6pm | Fridays 3-7pm
Access is by appointment, to reserve you must write an email to ambulatorio.studentiuniversitari(AT)uslcentro.toscana.it or call 055-545454
Health care for foreign citizens in Italy varies depending on the country of origin and duration of stay, but in any case all foreign nationals enrolled at University have the right to be covered by the National Health Care Service (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale - SSN) provided they pay a flat annual fee.
Citizens of the EU, EEA and Switzerland
Citizens coming from countries outside EU/EEA/Switzerland
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.
International students, both from within and outside the EU that are enrolled at university can register to the National Health Service (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale - SSN) for the duration of their studies.
The registration will entitle the student to be enrolled in the regional health service system, to choose a General Practitioner and to receive the same healthcare services as any Italian citizen.
The registration expires on the 31st of December of every year and has a lump cost of € 149.77 (to be paid by postal slip on account no. 289504 – account name: Regione Toscana - description of payment: iscrizione volontaria SSR anno 202...).
Non-EU citizen need to have a residency permit 'for study reasons'. If the permit expires before December 31st, the registration will expire on the same date. It will then be extended at no extra cost once the permit is renewed.
Foreign students that wish to utilise the services of the health system, need to register by handing in the necessary documents as per lists below to any of the “Sportelli dell’Anagrafe Sanitaria”.
Check list of documents required for EU students
Check list of documents required for non-EU students
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 Azienda USL Toscana Centro website (in Italian only). Further info on health system assistance for foreigners on Azianda USL Toscana Centro (external link - in Italian only).
The main hospital in Florence is Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria AOU Careggi, situated in Largo Brambilla, 3 - Firenze. For more information visit the website.
There is a desk dedicated to foreign citizens: Foreigners’ Hospitalisation Office / Ufficio Spedalità Stranieri