Rome emergency - hospitals
Every big hospital in Italy has a 24-hour first-aid service.
If you can go on your own, go to the emergency room (Pronto
Soccorso in Italian). If you need an ambulance, call 118 (Health
emergency) and try to speak in simple Italian or very slowly
in English to the operator. Alternatively, call 113 (general
emergency). The service (ambulance, emergency room, medication
given locally) are all FREE if you are a EU citizen. In Europe,
unlike in the US, every citizen has the right to benefit from
every effort made from the society to guarantee his/her health,
and for free. If you are not a EU citizen, theoretically you
should pay, yet the Italians are generous and hospitable, particularly
for such matters as health, and in general will not make you
Considering the language difficulty, and that in the large majority
of cases you will not need an emergency room, we recommend the
following medical services, all with English speaking personnel
and medical doctors.
(1) International Medical Center, via Giovanni Amendola 7. Tel.
064882371. During night or weekends: 064884051. They have a
24-hour duty (English spoken). They can send a qualified and
dedicated GP to visit you in your apartment or hotel anywhere
in Rome. They charge a fee (for a GP 140 Euros, with 50 Euros
night and holiday supplement, specialist 160 Euros, same night
and holiday supplement). They can possibly contact other specialists,
and make them visit you at your apartment or hotel.
(2) MEDI-CALL, Studio Medico, Via Salaria 300, Palazzina C,
interno 5. Tel. 068840113. It too can arrange for qualified
doctors to make a call to your actual place of residence. The
GP will possibly refer you to a specialist if needed. Fees begin
from 100 US$ per visit, and can increase if a specialist or
specialized treatment is required.
(3) Rome American Hospital, Via Emilio Longoni 69. Tel. 0622551,
with MD on duty 24 hours.
(4) Salvator Mundi International Hospital, Viale delle Mura
Gianicolense 67. Tel. 06588961. It is a privately-run clinic,
with English-speaking doctors. It is good if you live in the
Janiculum, or in Trastevere.
You can also call the U.S. Embassy, tel. 0646741, or your embassy
if you are not American. They will provide a list of doctors
who speak English (or your language).
There is an Italian 24-hour G. Eastman Dental Hospital, in
Viale Regina 287, tel. 06844831. It is usually crowded, so
if you can, call your Embassy (number above), and they will
give you a list of Enligh-speaking dentists. You may have
to call in order to get an appointment.
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