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Health Care in Lake Como

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Dive into healthcare resources for expats and digital nomads in Lake Como: identify leading healthcare providers, hospitals, and medical centers for optimal care.

Lake Como offers a range of healthcare services for both locals and foreigners. The healthcare system in Italy consists of a mix of public and private hospitals, with the public system being known as the Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN).

Italy's Healthcare System

The public healthcare system in Italy, Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN), is available to both locals and foreigners, including expats and digital nomads. Public hospitals in Lake Como are generally recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries. However, the experience at a public hospital may vary, with some facilities being more crowded and less comfortable than private hospitals. Expats and digital nomads are allowed to use the public healthcare system in Italy, but many prefer private hospitals for their convenience and higher quality of service. Private hospitals are also recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries, as they often provide a more comfortable and personalized experience.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Lake Como

Some recommended hospitals and clinics in Lake Como include:

  • Ospedale Sant'Anna - a public hospital located in San Fermo della Battaglia, near Como.
  • Mantero Clinic - a private clinic in Como, specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine.
  • La Quiete Clinic - a private clinic in Menaggio, offering a range of medical services.
If specialized medical care or surgeries are required, expats in Lake Como may need to travel to larger cities such as Milan, which is approximately an hour's drive away.

Emergency Services in Lake Como

Ambulance services are available in Lake Como. To call for an ambulance, dial 118. The response time for ambulances may vary depending on the location and time of day, but generally, they arrive promptly to attend to emergencies.

Health Insurance Companies in Lake Como

Popular private health insurers in Lake Como include Generali, UnipolSai, and Allianz. These companies offer a range of health insurance plans for individuals and families. Expats and digital nomads may choose to use these local insurance providers or opt for specialized expat health insurance providers, depending on their needs and preferences.

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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