WHAT IS IT HEALTH
The protection of health is a fundamental principle of our legal system, both legislative and constitutional, and therefore our system guarantees a series of services to citizens, in order to offer effective and effective protection of this fundamental right of the individual. Therefore, through the national health service system it is possible to take advantage of numerous health services, and in order to be able to access them physically you must be in possession of the health card.
WHAT IS IT FOR
The health card is a magnetic card, showing the tax code of the holder and his personal data, in addition to the expiry date of the health card. It replaces the tax code card, and is issued to all citizens who have the
right to health care from the national health service. With the health card it is possible to go to the family doctor, book specialist medical examinations privately or in the hospital, book exams in the analysis
laboratories, buy the necessary prescribed medicin.
When we refer to the request for a health card, we need to clarify one aspect. The health card, properly, is not required, as it is provided directly through a specific procedure, as we will see. It is in fact a service that is guaranteed by the Italian state, and that basically works automatically. The request of the health card therefore, by the individual user, can be carried out in case of loss, and it is therefore ultimately the request for a duplicate of the original health card, which no longer exists
HOW IT IS SUPPLIED
To obtain the health card, there is a specific system for forwarding to the individual citizen, who will see it delivered directly to the home. Therefore, in theory, there is no obligation for the user to make requests for a health card, either online or by going to some office. If, in any case, for any reason a citizen has not received the health card anyway, it will be enough to contact his own local health authority (local health authority). As it is necessary to provide your tax code at the time of the request, in the hypothesis in which you still do not have it, you will need to contact any office of the revenue agency to have it releas.
WHAT CAN I DO TO GET A GENERAL PRACTITIONER?
Registration with the SSN entlites you to choose a general practitioner. This entitles you to undergo free
outpatient and in-home medical examinations and to obtain prescriptions for medications