EU and EEA students are guaranteed health services under the same conditions as Italian citizens, paying any tickets and benefiting from the same free services. Therefore, as a European citizen, covered by the health service of a Member State, students have the right to receive medical treatment in Italy. The costs of treatment will be covered by students home country’s health authorities.
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For non-EU students health insurance coverage is required in order to obtain your visa and your residence permit in Italy. International students can purchase a private health insurance policy or register to the Italian National Health Service (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale – SSN) and get a family doctor.
The registration fee for SSN costs €149,77, and is valid for the solar year (01/01-31/12) . This means that if you buy it before 01/01/2022, you will pay the full price for a shorter term of coverage and you will have to pay again for the period starting 01/01/2022.
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For private health insurance international students can go to any insurance agency or the Italian Post Office. The policy must cover all risks of illness, accident or maternity.