The Italian National Contact Point (NCP) provides patients with information to facilitate their access to cross-border healthcare in Italy and in the European Union

National Contact Point
Cross-border healthcare

Cross-border care and the rights of patients according to the main rules governing the mobility for healthcare in the European Union


Maps of Italy

The legislation and procedures that enable people assisted by the health systems of other European Union countries to receive healthcare in Italy

The recognition of prescriptions issued in the European Union

Universality of health care, solidarity-based financing through general taxation and equity in access to benefits. These are the three guiding principles of the Italian National Health Service, born on December 23, 1978.

The strengths of our health service are outstanding, recognized over the years by various international bodies such as the World Health Organisation and the OECD.