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Question Re: Health Care Coverage in Italy

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Question Re: Health Care Coverage in Italy

Post Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:58 am

Can someone please tell me if you become a resident in Italy, does that qualify you for free healthcare? Thank you

 

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Re: Question Re: Health Care Coverage in Italy

Post Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:10 am

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Can someone please tell me if you become a resident in Italy, does that qualify you for free healthcare? Thank you

Are you an Italian Citizen applying for a resident permit? I am not sure of this but I believe you have to be an Italian citizen. Where are you located? Do you have an Italian Consulate close by that you could ask?

 

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Re: Question Re: Health Care Coverage in Italy

Post Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:17 pm

We have a house in Tuscany and intend to retire there.

 

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Re: Question Re: Health Care Coverage in Italy

Post Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:15 pm

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We have a house in Tuscany and intend to retire there.

So if you have a house there you must have applied for a residency permit in that city. Although you have to live there to do that because after you apply for the permit the Polizia come to the house to check to see if you live there and they report back to the residency office.
Then you apply for the health care.
Did you get your Codice Fiscale? If you do, you can get a cell phone in Italy and you would have an Italian phone number. I have one. It doesn't cost me anything. I paid originally about $60.00 for a little flip phone. Phone, initiate the number, 10.00 Euro on the SIM, cost me about $60.00. I only pay when I use it so while it is off and I am in the U.S. it doesn't cost me anything. The only thing is you have to put money on the SIM once a year or you loose the number. I think I put $20.00 on it. You need Codice Fiscale to get an Italian phone.
Do you know all this already? I asked if you had a local Italian consulate you could talk to?
Lucky you! I wish I could retire there.
Ciao,
TomS

 

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