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Rome - Healthcare & Medical Treatment

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Italy ranks number two, in health care, on the World Health Organization's list of countries with the best quality of health care service.

Once you are legally a resident of Italy, you can apply for Italy's national health plan, or servizio sanitario nazionale. This plan will cover hospital services for you and any dependents. Non-residents and those that are not part of this plan are responsible for paying all hospital costs not paid by insurance.

Your employer may also provide private medical insurance. However, private medical insurance is not common in Italy, and it is very expensive to carry your own private medical insurance plan.

Most general and regional hospitals have 24 hour emergency room service. In the event of an emergency, you can travel to the nearest hospital emergency room (pronto soccorso). You can also call for emergency ambulance service by dialing 118. The police can be reached by dialing 113. Calls can be placed from any phone in Italy. This system is similar to the 911 system offered in the United States.

You must have a prescription, or ricetta, from your doctor in order to obtain prescription drugs. Pharmacies, in Italy, are marked by a green or red cross outside of the window. Most pharmacies are open from 9:00AM to 12:30PM and 3:30PM to 7:30PM.

Below is a list of hospitals and medical groups that have English speaking doctors and specialists available.

Aurelia Hospital (International Hospital)
Via Aurelia 860
00165 Roma (RM)
Phone: 06 66418607/ 06 66419050

Aventino Medical Group (Health Professionals)
Via della Fonte di Fauno 22
00153 Roma (RM)
Phone: 06 5780738

Bambino Gesu (Children's Hospital)
Piazza S Onofrio 4
00165 Roma (RM)
Phone: 06 68591/ 06 68181

European Hospital (International Hospital)
Via Portuense 700
00148 Roma (RM)
Phone: 06 659759

Grimaldi Medical Group (Health Professionals)
Via Velletri 24
00198 Roma (RM)
Phone: 06 8559577

Hospital Salvator Mundi (International Hospital)
Viale Mura Gianicolensi 67
00152 Roma (RM)
Phone: 06 588961

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