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15 Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in Italy

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 28, 2023

Summary: The quality of medical care in Italy is generally considered to be on par with the United States. Italy has a well-developed healthcare system, with a wide range of medical services available. Emergency services are generally reliable and efficient, and ambulances can be called by dialing the national emergency number, 112.

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How are healthcare services Italy?

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

"If in serious health...seek English speaking private physician..."you get what you pay for"," wrote one expat.

"Healthcare services in Italy are provided by both public and private institutions. The public healthcare system is managed by the Ministry of Health and is funded by the government. It is generally of high quality and is available to all Italian citizens and foreign residents. Expats in Italy can use the public healthcare system by registering with the local health authority and obtaining a health card. This card allows them to access the same services as Italian citizens, including free or discounted medical care, hospitalization, and prescription drugs. Private healthcare is also available in Italy, and many expats opt to use private services for more specialized care," commented one expat who moved to Italy.

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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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