ItáliaLast updated: Junho 14th, 2022


Healthcare rights of migrants

Requerentes de asilo  Asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection are required to register with the National Health Service and enjoy equal treatment with Italian citizens through insurance provided by the NHS. This includes those out of reception. Medical assistance is extended to each regularly resident family member under the applicant’s care in Italy and is recognised for newborn babies of parents registered with the National Health System. The right to medical assistance should not expire in the process of the renewal of the permit of stay. However, asylum seekers with an expired permit of stay have no guarantee of access to non-urgent sanitary treatments. 

Refugiados Are entitled to free healthcare and can enjoy the same benefits as nationals.

Migrantes indocumentados Can apply to a local national health service office for a temporary (six-month) health card. Through this health card they are entitled to urgent care, essential care, preventive care including maternity care and the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases.

Teste e tratamento do HIV

Teste: Free in certain places. Private laboratories charge a fee and certain hospitals may require co-payments. Tests are anonymous. Use the localizador europeu de testes aidsmap para ver onde você pode fazer o teste de HIV. 

Tratamento:  Free for all, although treatment is low and not available for those in who and when to treat. Undocumented people may sometimes be excluded.

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