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.

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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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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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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The healthcare ticket: when and how to pay

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

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Types of medicines and where the buy them

Where do I buy medicines? Medicines are available to buy at any pharmacy in Italy. There are no other places…

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