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Healthcare coverage overseas
Health in Italy

Healthcare coverage overseas

What happens if you are overseas and in need of healthcare treatment? In the unlikely event of requiring healthcare services in the EU outside of Italy, the Tessera Sanitaria system has you covered. The European Union has enacted a Healthcare cooperation among its state members, in an attempt to create a single service for Healthcare

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Tessera Sanitaria renewal
Health in Italy

Tessera Sanitaria renewal

As you might now, the Italian Tessera Sanitaria has an expiration date, and after that you might be required to renew it. If you are an Italian (or EU) citizen living in Italy, or you hold a Permesso di Soggiorno di Lungo Periodo, there is no renewal process; in fact the Agenzia delle Entrate will

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Medical Terminology in Italy
Health in Italy

Medical Terminology

Albeit there are General Practitioner and other doctors who speak the English language, it may come in handy to know few words in Italy to describe your health status to the doctor. Here our handy vocabulary General words and terms healthsalutedoctor (medical)medico/medicigeneral practitioner (GP)medico di basefamily doctormedico di famigliaspecialistspecialistaprivate surgerystudio medicohomoeopathyomeopatiahospitalospedalehealth centrepoliambulatoriofirst aid, emergency or

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Abortion in Italy
Health in Italy

Abortion in Italy

DISCLAIMER This article is intended to help you navigate the abortion system in Italy. Our intent is to educate the audience about the bureaucracy the abortion process entails, with no intent to provide advice nor solicit pro-life or pro-choice debate. Abortion in Italy has become legal in 1978 and it is regulated by the Law

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Italian healthcare and Tessera Sanitaria
Health in Italy

Once you have determined your eligibility for the Italian healthcare system, you need to register for the service and get your Tessera Sanitaria. As a new resident of Italy you need to register to the Italian health system, and obtain your Tessera Sanitaria How do you register for the Health system? The health system registration

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Hospital ticket
Health in Italy

Hospital tickets in Italy

The hospital treatments in Italy are not generally for free. We are not talking about emergencies and rush to the hospital care which are always free, but we refer to: Specialist visits (doctor appointments, blood and other tests);Prescription drugs;Certain ER admissions;Thermal treatment. The above mentioned treatment requires the patient to pay for it in part

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Italian pregnancy
Health in Italy

Antenatal Care in Italy

This article does not aim to provide any health counseling, nor suggestions, as soon as a woman thinks she is pregnant, we advise to seek the help and advice of a certified gynecologist.  The Italian health care system has introduced the Consultorio to deal with antenatal care. Once pregnancy has been tested positively, the soon

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Giving birth in Italy
Health in Italy

Giving birth in Italy

The delivery of the baby is normally carried out at the hospital, however not every hospital is equipped with the Punto Nascite or the Neonatal intensive care unit. The doctors supporting you through the pregnancy, can help you in determining where to give birth, and which structure is the most appropriate Delivering at the hospital

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Italian health registration
Health in Italy

Italian health system registration

The health system in Italy is Universal, and it aims to provide healthcare service to its citizens, and EU or non-EU nationals residing in Italy. The whole system is based on public and private clinics, providing their healthcare services to the population. The health system allows two types of registration: MandatoryVoluntary The first registration allows

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