Health Insurance Coverage for EU / Schengen area Citizen
International guests registered with National Health Service (SSN) are entitled to receive health care provided for by law and have equal treatment as Italian citizens regarding compulsory contributions, medical assistance and time limits.
SSN is the agency appointed by the Ministry of Health with a view to regulating all the activities and guaranteeing medical assistance, health promotion and diseases prevention. The SSN is constituted of agreed public and private structures.
In Italy the Sanitary System is of a state type, organized independently on regional basis (therefore there could be some differences in the level of the service offered in the various regions) and has often specialized hospital structures (dermatology, ophthalmology, and so on).
Researchers / Post Doc / Young and Senior Faculties
EU citizens staying in Italy for work purposes have the medical expenses coverage guaranteed by the registration to the Italian Health System.
Students / Trainees
Before moving to Italy for a study or internship experience, EU/Non-foreigner citizens are asked to refer to the competent Health Institution in their home Country in order to ask for an extension to Italy of their health assistance through one of the following issues:
- E 106 or E 109 Form (in case the applicant was in charge of her/his parents) for study or work stays more than 365 days. These forms guarantee you the right, under the same conditions as the nationals of the hosting country, to the complete care services provided by enrolling to the Italian Health System;
- the European Health Insurance Card (the so-called TEAM Card) for temporary stays (less than 365 days), will grant all EU and EU-equated citizens access to immediate medical care, when necessary, under the same conditions as the nationals of the host country.
EU citizens are entitled, upon presentation of the EU Health Insurance Card (EHIC), to be visited by a conventioned doctor. In case of emergency, they can go to any Pronto Soccorso (First Aid) free of charge (upon hospital discreption) depending from the triage code (in case of white code which means "no urgency" you have to pay a fee, for green to red code you don't have to pay).
Please note that the Team Card itself is not enough for the registration at the Ufficio Anagrafe - Comune, procedure compulsory by law after 90 days of uninterrupted permanence in Italy. In order to be registered at the Municipality, the guest has to activate a health insurance coverage lasting 1 calendar year at least (article 9, Circolare Ministeriale, 18th July 2007).
via Degasperi 79, 38100 – Trento
opening hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday (8.30-12.30 a.m.), Tuesday and Thursday (8.30 a.m–3.30 p.m.)
phone: +39 0461 902263 - website
via degli Alpini 1, 38017 – Mezzolombardo
opening hours: From Monday to Friday (8.10 a.m.-1.30 p.m.), Thursday (1.30 p.m.–3.30 p.m.)
phone: +39 0461 611212 - contacts
via Brennero 20, 38010 - San Michele All'Adige (TN)
phone: +39 0461 650297
via Alcide Degasperi 19, 38017 - Mezzolombardo (TN)
phone: +39 0461 601032
piazza S. Gottardo 13, 38016 - Mezzocorona (TN)
phone: +39 0461 605161
Trentino Health Board