Doctors in Italy prices

Wondering how much it will cost to see a doctor in Italy who speaks English? We have some good news: there’s a doctor for every pocket!

A normal fee for a medical consultation ranges from about €80 to €200 depending on many factors, including the doctor’s specialisation.

Some doctors may charge less or more than this. Ranges vary throughout Italy.

With DoctorsinItaly you will:

  • compare prices side-by-side before booking
  • pay as a local, no price gauging
  • book for free, no extra fees
  • pay with credit card or PayPal

How to use your medical insurance

Most international travel and medical insurance providers, work on a pay-and-claim basis. This means you pay out of pocket and they reimburse your medical bills.

To obtain a refund, collect your receipt of payment from the doctor at the end of the consultation, and ask for a brief medical report stating your diagnosis. In most cases this is sufficient for a refund claim.

We currently support direct billing to insurance only at our Rome Clinic. If you are in Rome, contact us to find out if your provider is included in the list of insurance partners.

Receipt of payment or itemized bill

Q&A

A space for sharing our experience by answering questions others like you have asked before.

Is there a fee for booking the appointment?

No, there are no extra fees to pay for booking an appointment through Doctors in Italy. The platform is free to use for patients.

How much does it cost to see a doctor?

The price to see a doctor in Italy is usually much lower than in the US. Each doctor decides the price to charge for a consultation, we do not influence the doctor’s fees. The price usually varies from about 80 euro up to 200 euro. To see a specialist the fee is usually higher, but hardly ever more than 350 euro, even for a world class doctor.

Are medications included in the cost of the visit?

Medications are not included in the price of the consultation. In Italy doctors do not sell, keep or provide medicines directly. You will receive a prescription so you can buy them at any pharmacy. Medications in Italy are not expensive, for example common antibiotics are only a few euros.

Will there be additional charges after the consultation?

No, the doctor will know that you have paid for the consultation and will not ask for further payment. You shouldn’t be charged any additional fees at the time of your appointment — everything is already prepaid upon the initial booking. If any additional procedures or services are agreed upon during the consultation, you may need to pay for those. Make sure to ask your doctor to inform you in advance of any extra costs.

Is there a cancellation fee?

Cancelling is free of charge up to 24 hours before the scheduled appointment. After this, the cancellation fee is equal to the cost of the consultation. You can, however, reschedule the appointment for a different time at no extra cost, up to 2 hours before the appointment.

Can I see a doctor for free if I have European health insurance (EHIC)?

Doctors in Italy is a platform for private medical services, not subsidised by the NHS. Each appointment booked through the platform has a cost, there are no free consultations. If you wish to use EHIC or Tessera Sanitaria, you need to learn how to use public health resources in Italy. Find out more>