Students wishing to study in Italy need to be covered by a health insurance.
There are different types of health insurance policies according to the student's citizenship (EU or non-EU student).
For insurance cover of medical expenses you can also register with the SSN (National Health Service). You are advised to register with the SSN rather than stipulate a private health insurance.
When you register with the SSN you will be asked for a residence address in Italy.
For STUDENTS – including those who have a (temporary) 3-month stay permit;
- Registration costs 149.77 Euro and is valid for a calendar year - i.e. January-December;
- The amount must be paid by postal payment slip (data and info from the Health District office);
- You must present form F24, which may be collected from post offices, to the Health District office;
A health insurance card is issued with a validity of one calendar year, for full cover of medical expensesby the choice of a general practitioner.
The health insurance card issued by your own country may be used only for emergency treatment. In order to be able to use the National Health Service and visit any family doctor, Attachment 1 must be requested from the Health District office. Attachment 1 is issued on presentation of the following:
- Form E106 to be requested from the health service of the country of origin.
- Form E109 for all students who are EU citizens and resident in an EU country that is different from that of their parents.
Citizens of San Marino: may obtain emergency treatment. The Admissions Administration will then request the San Marino health service directly for cover for treatment given.
For information you can apply to the Urbino Health District office: Via Bonconte da Montefeltro – 2nd floor, Ufficio Anagrafe Assistibili – Ref. Ms. Valeria Mancini. (Tel. 0722-301521) or Mr. Gabriele Ceccaroli, contact person for foreigners.
For emergencies during the night-time hours (from 8.00 p.m. to 8.00 a.m.) and on public holidays and the day preceding a public holiday (from 10.00 a.m. on Saturdays to 8.00 a.m. on Mondays), you can apply to the "guardia medica"(duty doctor) service in Via Gramsci, 29 (Tel. 0722 301927 – 351906).The service requires payment. In serious and extremely urgent cases you can apply to the "pronto soccorso" (accident and emergency)service at Urbino hospital, in Viale Comandino, 70 (Tel. 0722 301272).
In the case of medical assistance in emergency or urgent situations the number to call in Italy is 118. The response on telephone number 118 will come from the Single Assistance Exchange, which receives calls, assesses the situation and, if necessary, sends staff and intervention support suitable for the specific needs. The number is free of charge and active 24/h; it can be called from any telephone, fixed or mobile. Mobile phones are enabled to make calls to emergency numbers even if there is no monetary credit on the card.
For Urbino University students there is a Medical Surgery (Tel. 0722 302669) in operation, located above the reception area of Tridente Hall of Residence. You can apply to this Surgery for consultancy and day-surgery treatments of a general nature, but it is not possible to request home visits and or have prescriptions for specialist appointments or laboratory examinations. At the Tridente Hall of Residence medical surgery there is a free-of-charge prevention and psychological consultancy service, called "Tempo Nostro" in operation (firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 0722 302669).
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