In Italy, the national healthcare system is provided by a public healthcare service (ASL – Aziende Sanitarie Locali). Only foreign citizens with a valid stay card or residence permit may apply for the service. For students, it is not necessary to subscribe the NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale), but it is recommended.
EU students are required to have the E111 or any equivalent form to benefit from the health service coverage.
The ASL (Aziende Sanitarie Locali) provide health services and are located all around the city (Circoscrizioni).
To register to the ASL, students must turn to the ASL district registry office of the district where they live. To know where the nearest office is, you can check: http://www.aslrma.com/auslromaa/ . Upon registration you will be given a healthcare card and can select of a general doctor. Medical examinations are free and are carried out at the doctor’s studio. Specialist examinations must be requested and booked through the ASL. All examinations require the payment of the so called “ticket”, equivalent to a portion of the total cost (that anybody would pay).
To register bring:
- your ID card/passport;
- the E111 form or any equivalent form;
- a proof of registration at Roma Tre.
Non-EU students must show evidence of a certified health insurance coverage (it is recommended to have a copy certified by the Italian Consulate or Embassy). We recommend the Europ Assistance with an annual cost around 730 Euro. All information can be found at the following link:
If you decide to proceed, please note that you will need our signatutre on the insurance contract if you hold only the student visa to enter Italy but not the residence permit.
Otherwise you can arrange coverage through other insurance agents.
You do not need to have registered to be admitted to the Casualty Department (Pronto Soccorso). You will need your ID card/passport and your E111 form or equivalent.
Permanent First Aid Station (Guardia Medica Permanente), provides an emergency home service. If you have private health insurance, follow its instructions.
To call for an ambulance, dial the number 118. This is the number for First Aid.
In case of emergency you can turn to the Hospital first aid station, available 24 hours a day. The service is generally free and open to everybody.
Useful phone numbers:
• First Aid 118
• Italian Red Cross Ambulance 06 5510
• Roman Green Cross Ambulance 06 24302222
• Permanent First aid Station 06 58201030
• Chemist’s open on a holiday 06 228941
• Centre Against Drugs Intoxication 06 490663