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Health Care

National Health Service - SSN (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale)

Italy has a public health system called Servizio Sanitario Nazionale - SSN (National Health Service). The service will provide basic care, intervention in case of emergency, diagnostic and specialist services, hospitalization, pharmaceutical care. EU citizens enjoy the same level of treatment enjoyed by Italian citizens. Non-EU citizens instead need a valid health insurance to get an entry visa for Italy.

To students from outside the EU, as well as all non-EU students of the Department, we recommend registering for the Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN). Registration to the SSN (€ 149.77 per year) allows citizens of non-European countries to enjoy all the health services guaranteed to EU citizens.

In this section, students will find information and advice in the field of Health Care in Italy:

  • For more information on how to get a visa (non-EU students), click here.
  • For more information on the Servizio Sanitario Nazionale, click here.


Health Services offered by Tor Vergata University of Rome

All our students get free various health services offered by the Policlinico Tor Vergata (PTV), which is located near the Faculty of Economics. In particular, conventions with the Policlinico concern the prevention and treatment of obesity and eating disorders, free check-ups reserved for blood donors students, consultancy of clinical psychology and sexology.

Obesity and eating disorders

Students interested in fighting and/or preventing obesity and eating disorders, through projects dedicated to food education, mobility and environment, can ask the "Servizio di Nutrizione Clinica, Terapia Parenterale e Anoressia Nervosa" at the Policlinico Tor Vergata (Viale Oxford, 81 - Rome).

Days and times for booking: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 16:00.
Days for scheduled visits: Every Monday and Wednesday from 14:00 to 18:00 for a visit and any outpatient care access.

For more detailed information contact the PTV dedicated office at the following telephone number: +39 06 20900254; or write an e-mail to nutrizioneclinicaserv@ptvonline.it

Medical examination to blood donors

Students enrolled in the various courses of the University of Tor Vergata, within six months from the date of the donor, can benefit of the following medical services at the Service of Occupational Medicine of the Policlinico Tor Vergata: general medical examination with ECG (Electrocardiogram); eye examination; audiometry; spirometry; blood tests.

For more information you can contact the Department of Transfusion Medicine at the Policlinico Tor Vergata:
Direction: +39 06 20900218
Secretariat: +39 06 20900592
E-mail: trasfusionaleptv@ptvonline.it

Psychological counselling center

The service aims to offer students of the University, indications on a psychological and aptitude basis through interviews and psychometric assessments.

For information: Mr Massimo Limiti
Tel. +39 06 41400129 or 356 or 222
Via Nomentana, 1362 (121 Room) - Rome

SeCS cathedra - sexual counselling center


White code room

A basic health care center is available for both foreign students and those coming from other Italian regions (except Lazio).
The service is free of charge for: 

  • all Italian students residing outside Lazio
  • all European students with an ENI card number
  • students of all nationalities registered with the Italian National Health Service (SSN/SSR). 

Support will also be given to those students that want to be enrolled in the National/Regional Health Service.

Examination rooms, located in the Occupational Health Department are open on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, on the second floor of the Policlinico Tor Vergata Hospital. 

This facility is organized on a walk-in basis, without prior appointment.

Students may obtain the following services:

  • A normal medical examination
  • ECG and blood pressure check
  • Prescriptions (according to the doctor’s examination) of therapies, blood tests, instrumental investigations, specialist examinations
  • Health certificates for gym

A professional MD and an IMS student about to graduate will be working together in this health facility. The future IMS graduate will help the doctor in case of cultural or linguistic barriers hindering access to primary care. On the same days and time, there will also be a nutritionist to treat eating disorders; customized diets may also be prescribed.

The following medical services will not be available: vaccinations, emergency, surgical medications or diagnostic and surgical procedures.



If it is not possible to call or reach your doctor, or in a serious situation, you can contact one of the following emergency services.

118 - Emergency phone number in case of serious illness, accident, or other life-threatening situations. It is a public emergency service free of charge operating every 24 hours a day, which guarantees the quickest arrival of the ambulance and medical assistance. The call is free from any type of phone, landline or mobile.

Hospital’s ER - provides first aid to urgent and emergency cases. The service is organized to give priority not by arrival time but by the seriousness of the medical condition. Depending on the severity of each patient’s status a color code is assigned at arrival:

  • RED CODE - EMERGENCY: immediate life-threatening, absolute priority.
  • YELLOW CODE - URGENT: serious injuries, elevated urgency, maximum effort to reduce waiting time.
  • GREEN CODE - LESS URGENT: not life-threatening, treatment provided after cases that are more urgent.
  • WHITE CODE: not critically ill, non-urgent patients (in case there is no hospital admission, a payment of €20 will have to be made)