European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or Eu forms

Eu/EEA/Swiss citizens, holding a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) are covered in any of the 27 EU countries, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland for emergencies and medical care by a general practitioner - GP (medico di medicina generale).

The EHIC (Italian acronym TEAM) is issued by the  healthcare national provider in the country of residence and it covers for short stay (less than 90 days).

For overstay period you might be entitled to keep using your EHIC unless you have not moved your permanent residence in Italy.
A patient contribution is required for prescriptions, medical examinations, oral and dental care.

Since you will  benefit from the Italian health service without being registered with, you will be always asked to show your EHIC when visiting doctors (GP or pediatrician) or hospitals. 


Holding Form S1 or SED S072 ?

These forms certify the entitlement to health benefits in a country other than the one in which the person concerned is normally or was previously insured under certain conditions.

Forms must be claimed to your national Health or social security provider before leaving.

Registration with SSN is allowed for holders of these forms, prior the registration to the Ufficio Anagrafe (Anagrafe of citizens temporarily present or permanent resident).

When going to the local health distric (Distretto Sanitario) please take with you the following documents:

  • Passport or valid ID;   
  • Tax identification number (Codice Fiscale);   
  • Temporary Anagrafe registration receipt or Certificate of permanent residence (or the request submitted to the Anagrafe office);
  • Letter or statement of the study programme (if you attend a study programme);    
  • Form S1 (ex E106 and E109) or SED S072.    

The registration allows you to choose a general practitioner or a pediatrician.

The Health card (tessera sanitaria) will be issued. Neither EHIC nor other forms will be issued.


Things to know

For a list of General Practitioners or Pediatricians with language skills please contact Welcome Office FVG. 

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