Hello, I wondered if anybody could help with getting&
I wondered if anybody could help with getting a GP - family doctor... when i inquired in Modica at the polyambulatorio office, they said that
that I would have to pay from around 370 euros a year (more depending on income) in order to be part of the Italian NHS system.
It was explained to me that it's because I have not paid any contributions and no employment contact to show and I'm not yet of the age to
receive a UK pension.
I have an Italian passport and residency (might be elective) and I'm UK domiciled and spend a few months a year in sicily so my question is if I
were to decide to stay more or less full time in sicily does that mean that I cannot access the NHS system other than pay the amount that
was asked at the ambulatorio? (or indeed buy private insurance)
I'm quite confused because as an Italian citizen, resident, UK domiciled, I don't seem to be able to become part of the NHS system..
(I assumed that all EU countries were covered) obviously with Brexit this could all change -I asked several my neighbours and pharmacist
friends around the Modica area and they were equally confused by the ambulatorio response....at the moment I use standard travel
insurance which obviously covers medical care...
Does that mean that every single person in italy must have contract of employment or pay for a GP? or are there lots of Italians around
with no access to a GP or NHS - the ambulatorio said that in the event of an emergency obviously I'd be treated but then after would have to pay...
If anyone could put me in touch with someone who could help, then that be great....thank you