EU students should bring with them the European Health Insurance Card - TEAM.
Citizens of one of the European Union states, and the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and Switzerland (as of 1 June 2002) are holders of a "European Health Insurance Card" issued in their country of origin or "Provisional Replacement Certificate"). They benefit from the necessary medical treatment (not only the urgent treatment) while on a temporary stay in Italy.
What to do in case of helth problems:
For specialist treatments (e.g. ultrasound scan, gynaecological visit, etc.) see the general practitioner you have chosen first.
Voluntary registration to the Servizio Nanitario Nazionale (national health service)
Non-EU students with a Stay permit for more thean three months can apply for volunteer registration with the Servizio Nanitario Nazionale (SSN).
This will guarantee you full healthcare as provided for by Italian law and ensures you to receive same treatments as Italian and EU citizens.
Voluntary registration with the SSN occurs following a yearly payment. It refers to the calendar year (january 1st - December 31st). A SSN card will be issued, expires when your permit of stay expires.
How much will it cost?
If you have a stay permit for study purposes you will pay 149,77 euros/calendar year.
If you had any income (scholarships are not to be considered as income) in the year before the enrolment (abroad or in Italy) you will have to declare it to the Local Health Board and you will pay accordingly. Only PhD students with scholarship don’t have to pay the 149,77€ fee.
How to pay?
You have to pay it by cash at any Post Office. Payment bulletins are available at any Post Office or at the International Office.
How to get the SSN card (tessera sanitaria)?
To sign up for the health insurance card (tessera sanitaria) students have to:
What to do with your health insurance card?
Why should I have a private insurance?
Having a health insurance is a requirement in order to get the student visa. We strongly reccomend all the students to purchase a heath insurance before coming to Italy.
The health insurance is also mandatory to request the Resident Permit lasting one year. According to the Italian health system, a health insurance must satisfy the following requirements:
What to do in case of medical problems if you have a private insurance?
Go to your general practitioner (in Italian "medico di base") or to a private surgery and pay the visit.
At the end of the private visit ask the practitioner to give you an invoice (fattura) and according to the agreements of your private insurance you will have the money back.
Remember that private medical visits are very expensive in Italy.