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Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Florence, Italy

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Sep 05, 2022

Summary: Expats and global nomads in Florence, Italy share their experiences with health insurance, healthcare in Italy, local hospitals and specialists, quality of medical care and more.

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What are medical services in Florence like?

If you live in Florence, newcomers to Florence would love to hear your answer to this question:


When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Florence, they replied:

"I have experienced both the private and public healthcare systems in Florence and the level of care is very similar to what I used to have in Canada. The private system is pay for treatment, but the costs are reasonable," remarked another expat living in Florence.

"The cost and quality of healthcare options in Italy is a primary reason why I will likely obtain residency and retire," said one expat living in Florence.

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William Russell's private medical insurance will cover you and your family wherever you may be. Whether you need primary care or complex surgery, you'll have access to the best hospitals & doctors available. Unlike some insurers, we also include medical evacuation and mental health cover in our plans (except SilverLite). Get a quote from our partner, William Russell.

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What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?

When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Florence, they replied...

"I had multiple covid tests all efficiently and affordably executed. Lockdowns were serious and controlled. It helps to know the language. Things changed daily and often I was on my own to figure out the rules. It helps to belong to expat blogs," said another expat.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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