For routine healthcare needs, students should contact the UNH-in-Italy Program medical doctor, directly. Speak slowly and clearly when describing your symptoms. Her office is located in Via Pretoriana, 49 (close to Piazza del Popolo). Students can walk in and wait for their turn in the waiting room. Office hours are MWF 9:30-11:30 and TR 17:00-19:00. The cost of the visit at the doctor's office is 20 euros.
In case of a medical emergency contact the Director and Program Assistant immediately. They are available to accompany you to medical facilities whenever necessary.
Pharmacies take turns being open on Sundays and during the night. You can find out which ones are open in the Sunday newspaper or by telephoning 192. The information is also posted outside each pharmacy.
Procedures for Medical Problems and Emergencies
The issuance of your visa required that you provide proof of medical insurance, which the Program purchases for students through INA Assitalia. This policy covers emergency care. You may wish to have an additional insurance policy to cover routine medical care. UNH-in-Italy is not responsible for any health costs above and beyond that provided by the INA Assitalia plan.
If you have a medical problem or emergency, we urge you to please follow these guidelines:
- Call the Director, Professor Muscelli immediately. He will help you organize your care.
- If you require emergency assistance, you may call 118 (Guardia Medica) for an ambulance or you may take a taxi to the Emergency Room (Pronto Soccorso) at Ospedale Mazzoni, which is in the Monticelli quarter of Ascoli Piceno. If you pay cash at the emergency room, ask for a receipt (ricevuta) for your insurance company. You can call a taxi at 330.214500.
- If your problem does not require emergency room attention, there is a general practitioner who has agreed to see UNH students. She can also refer you to specialists, if this is needed. Her phone number will be provided during the orientation week. Please note that while the Doctor does speak English, it is important for you to speak slowly and clearly. In the event that you purchase medicines, your insurance company will want a receipt for those as well.