The National Health Service (SSN) is the agency appointed by the Ministry of Heatlh guaranteeing medical assistance, hospitalisation, health promotion and diseases prevention. The SSN is constituted of agreed public and private structures. InItaly the Sanitary System is organized independently on regional basis.
The registration with the National Health Service is compulsory for researchers with employment contract. Researchers need to submit the application at the Local Heatlh Authorities Azienda Sanitaria Locale located in the area of residence. Upon registration the researcher will be asked to choose a General Practitioner.
You are eligible to register the Healthcare Service if your country has a bilateral agreement with the Italian National Healthcare. If you are not eligible to register to the SSN you will need to purchase a private health insurance coverage.