------------------------ Healthcare Archives - Doctors in Italy ------------------------


Are you planning on traveling in Italy during your pregnancy and suffering from varicose veins? This common side effect of pregnancy hormones is uncomfortable during summer months, when it's too hot to cover up, but ther


Peggy Ryan, a frequent visitor to Rome and an expat living in Italy, is a friend of our clinic and an international educator working with American students visiting Italy to travel and study.  She also runs a travel blo

Health insurance for Students in Italy +

HEALTH INSURANCE FOR STUDENTS IN ITALY: WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS? Here is a summary of the options for health insurance for students in Italy Register with the Italian NHS, get a Tessera Sanitaria and rely on Public H

Healthcare in Italy +

IS HEALTHCARE FREE IN ITALY? Healthcare in Italy is not free, but the fees are usually quite reasonable and Emergency Medical Assistance is provided to anyone in need, regardless of their nationality, without asking for

Learn how to get your codice fiscale +

WHAT IS A CODICE FISCALE (Italian Tax Code)? A Codice Fiscale is the Italian National Identification Number and the Tax Code. The Codice Fiscale is a unique and personal combination of letters and numbers that identifie

tessera sanitaria health insurance card +

TESSERA SANITARIA: WHAT IS IT? HOW CAN I GET ONE? In order to get your Tessera Sanitaria (Italian Health Insurance Card) you will have to have: Your passport A valid permit to stay or the receipt you get when

Walking Rome +

Walking Rome from end to end is an excellent method for travelers and expatriates alike to get to know a new city.  Start early in the morning before the city rush-hour begins and you’ll have the city all to yourself.


Got a jellyfish sting? It's easier than you may think! Jellyfish causes most marine envenomations (that’s the technical term for the poisonous sting). There are more than 100 species of jellyfish (“Medusa” in It


October 29th is World Stroke Day. Take this chance to learn how to recognize its first warning signs, how to prevent it and help people with a stroke. One day as many others. Sarah was 18 and was at school. She had jus

flu shot in rome +

If you are afraid of spending your time in Rome sick with the Flu, we prepared some useful information about the next flu season and where to get a flu shot in Rome. But first a few general questions that our patients o