A Travelers Guide to Healthcare  in Italy

If you’re planning a trip to Italy, here are some things you should know about getting medical help while you’re there

Most primary care physicians (employed under NHS) are only available for consults during pre-set office hours

Most GPs (working under the NHS) do not speak English, so communication may be tricky if you cannot speak Italian

Private medical care costs are EUR 50-124 for general practitioners, EUR 80-200 for specialists, and +- EUR 100 for dentists

Most pharmacies across Italy are small, family-run establishments that only deal with medical items. But generally, they can fill most prescriptions

Identifiable by  a green cross, pharmacies generally have the same operating hours as shops:  9 am–12:30 pm and  3:30 pm–7:30 pm

In Italy, there is a coexistence between public, private non-profit, and private for-profit hospitals

In the event of a medical emergency in Italy, call the number: 118. English-speakers can also dial 112

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