Healthcare in Italy

Find out about the healthcare system in Italy and how to seek the right medical treatment...

The Italian healthcare system is funded through direct taxation and is handled at a local level by the Local Health Service (Azienda Sanitaria Locale, ASL). These pages tell you how to get yourself into the system and what's involved when dealing with the National Health Service.

Here's also where you find out what to do if you fall ill - who to call and what to say, as well as what to expect from the system if your family is growing.