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The average level of medical care is quite high compared to international standards (Italian healthcare system ranked 2nd best in terms of performance in the World according to the World Health Organization’s report ), and Italian doctors are usually highly qualified.What is a private hospital in Italy?
Private hospitals in Italy often operate also in agreement with the Italian National Healthcare Service. When they do, they are in the category called Privato Convenzionato (Private with agreement). This means they can also be accessed with the Italian Health Insurance Card (Tessera Sanitaria), under certain conditions.How to go to the doctor in Italy?
If you are registered with the Italian National Healthcare Service (SSN – Servizio Sanitario Nazionale), you have also selected your public Primary Care Physician ( medico di base ), the general practitioner who is in charge of your health. You can go visit this doctor within the official working hours he or she has declared.What is universal health care in Italy?
Italian law recognizes health as a fundamental right of every person and anyone present in Italy is entitled to a form of healthcare (a concept known as “ Universal Health Care “).