Health in Italy

In Italy, all Italian and foreign people have the right to access healthcare. To get the treatment you need, it is very important to know how the Italian health system works. For example, knowing how to get a doctor, where to buy medicines, how to book a medical check, etc. In this section you will find useful information to understand how to access these services.

The healthcare ticket: when and how to pay

What is the healthcare ticket? The healthcare ticket is a sum of money that you must pay after seeing a…

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Centro Unico di Prenotazione (CUP): how to book appointments with specialists and exams

You must contact the Centro Unico di Prenotazione (CUP) if you need to make an appointment with a specialist or…

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Tessera sanitaria – National Health Insurance Card

Anyone who lives in Italy has a right to receive healthcare from the State.  Non-EU foreign citizens who have a…

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Types of medicines and where to buy them

Where do I buy the different types of medicines? Medicines are available to buy at any pharmacy in Italy. There…

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Italian National Healthcare System – Services

The type of service depends on the type of document that each person has. A newcomer in Italy without a…

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