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Italy > Health

Italy

How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In Italy?

Monday January 06, 2020 (11:13:37)

The cost of healthcare in Italy will depend on a number of factors, namely whether you as an expat:

• are signed up with the national insurance scheme, the Sistema Sanitario Nazionale (SSN)
• have private insurance
• have a combination of national and top-up private insurance to cover procedures (such as dental and optical care) which do not fall under the national scheme
• do not have insurance at all and are intending to pay out-of-pocket for any treatment that you receive.   more ...

Italy > Health

Italy

How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In Italy

Monday January 06, 2020 (11:06:14)

If you are an expat living and working in Italy, you are likely to have been registered with the Italian public health system (the Azienda Sanitaria Locale or Local Health Agency: ASL) and will be paying into it directly from your salary. In this case most of your primary healthcare needs, such as GP visits or hospitalization, will be covered by the state scheme, the Sistema Sanitario Nazionale (SSN), and will be free at the point of delivery.   more ...

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Italy

Maternity Care In Italy: What The Options Are And How To Decide On A Birth Plan

Monday January 06, 2020 (10:58:30)

Italians are known to be child-loving and family oriented, so should you find yourself pregnant as an expat in Italy, you should have few difficulties in accessing a high standard of maternity care in this modern European nation.   more ...

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Italy

Prescriptions In Italy: What Is Available And How To Ensure You Get The Right Level Of Care

Monday January 06, 2020 (10:48:44)

If you are an expat residing and working in Italy, you should experience few difficulties in accessing your prescription medication, whether you are covered by private health insurance or are registered with the Italian health authority (the Azienda Sanitaria Locale or Local Health Agency: ASL) and thus have national health insurance under the public scheme, the Sistema Sanitario Nazionale (SSN). The SSN covers some prescriptions although you may need to pay a small fee for these unless they are termed ‘life-saving’ medication, but we will look at some of your options below.   more ...

Italy > Working

Italy

How To Find A Job In Italy

Monday December 16, 2019 (08:47:28)

Finding a job in Italy should be a simple process for English-speaking expats, particularly those from countries within the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA). However, your success in securing long-term gainful employment may depend on your field of work and skill set. For some jobs, including those in the service industry, a working knowledge of Italian will also be required.   more ...

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Italy

What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Italy?

Monday December 09, 2019 (10:18:39)

Italy’s government believes that healthcare is a human right, with universal coverage, solidarity, human dignity, and health needs as its guiding principles. As a result, the government invests in healthcare with its Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN), a national public healthcare system that is administrated and managed regionally.   more ...

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Italy

How To Register With The Health Service In Italy

Monday December 09, 2019 (10:11:25)

Italy’s healthcare service is a mixed public-private system that regularly ranks within the World Health Organization’s top 10 for quality of health services. Their Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN) has provided universal coverage at free or reduced costs at the point of delivery for residents since 1978. Their public system is well-developed and is administered by each region, so quality does vary depending on where you live.   more ...

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Italy

Dental And Ophthalmic Care In Italy: How To Find The Right Options For You

Monday November 11, 2019 (18:10:40)

The Italian healthcare system, or Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN), offers its citizens and legal residents wide-ranging, universal medical coverage free of charge or at a relatively low cost. Yet, like most Mediterranean countries in the European Union, oral healthcare makes up only about 5-8% of the public health system.   more ...

Italy > Health

Italy

What Options Are Available For Chronically Ill Expats Living In Italy?

Monday November 11, 2019 (17:37:03)

The Italian healthcare system, or Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN), offers universal medical coverage free of charge or at a low rate to its citizens and legal residents. A regionally-based programme, medical services and hospital facilities vary widely from region to region in terms of quality. However, as a whole Italy's public healthcare is ranked among the top in the world by the World Health Organization, second only to France.   more ...

Italy > Living

Italy

Autumn Arrives In Tuscany

Monday September 23, 2019 (11:15:41)

After ten days in England, it was such a relief to get home to Beautiful Tuscany and to find that our local village of Fiano has won back the coveted banner having been victorious at the annual Calambur event! Bravi to all our lovely Italian friends who participated! This event is a bit like the UK's It's a Knockout which was televised and hugely popular in the 60's and 70's.   more ...



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