To obtain a health insurance card (Tessera Sanitaria) it is necessary to visit the local Health Service (Azienda Sanitaria Locale, ASL). Those who are employed or self-employed can enrol as soon as contributions are paid into the Italian National Insurance system.
Required documents for compulsory enrolment with the SSN include:
The government's Stranieri in Italia website offers information for foreigners residing in Italy.
Contribution costs are based on factors such as income level and family size. Contact the ASL for more information.
The ASL will issue the Medical Card (Tessera Sanitaria). In case a card is lost or stolen, contact the ASL for a replacement.
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