The Italian National Health Service (SSN - Servizio Sanitario Nazionale) provides all citizens with free of charge, or at very reduced fares, healthcare services such general practitioner assistance, pharmaceutical coverage, specialist and hospital care.
The very high quality standards of the Italian healthcare system, and the excellent infrastructures displaced on the Milan area, make a very good idea to get enrolled with the SSN, even though you already have a private health insurance.
STUDENTS FROM EUROPEAN UNION COUNTRIES, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA AND FROM SWITZERLAND
- if you stay in Italy for less than 3 months, and you feel not to go through any bureaucratic step, please keep in mind that you are entitled with free assistance at local practices and at the emergency rooms of the hospitals simply by showing your valid ID and the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC / TEAM) of the State of origin.
-if you stay in Italy for more than 3 months you can transfer your national insurance in Italy: obtain in your country of origin the S1 formi ssued by your local health authority and present it to the ASST office ( at the "ufficio estero" desk) ("Azienda Socio Sanitaria Territoriale) competent on the area in which you reside.
Enrolment in the SSN is valid for one year from the date of application and you can renew the enrolment until the expiration date stated on the S1 form.
NON-EU STUDENTS: VOLUNTARY REGISTRATION
(VALID ALSO FOR EU STUDENTS WITHOUT A S1 FORM)
You can voluntarily enroll in the SSN and benefit of its services, by paying a relatively inexpensive fee:
For students with no dependents is €149.77 / year.
For students with dependents is €387.34/ year.
Read our step by step guide.