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Registering for a Health Insurance Card

Understand the procedures and requirements when registering for a health insurance card in Italy...

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.

  • To find a local ASL office, including contact information: Click here

Foreign nationals

Required documents for compulsory enrolment with the SSN include:

  • Identity card
  • Fiscal code (codice fiscale)
  • Residence permit
  • Self-certification regarding your residence or abode

The government's Stranieri in Italia website offers information for foreigners residing in Italy.

  • For more information on the documents needed to apply for national health insurance, see the Stranieri in Italia website: Click here (in Italian)

Contribution costs

Contribution costs are based on factors such as income level and family size. Contact the ASL for more information.

  • To find a local ASL office, including contact information: Click here

Medical cards

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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