As is the case in the rest of Italy, both public and private healthcare options in Milan are accessible and of excellent quality. There are also several 24-hour pharmacies in and around the city centre.
Italian citizens and residents can apply for an Italian health card. EU citizens can use their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to access state healthcare in Spain during a short-term visit. UK citizens can make use of their Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which replaced the EHIC for UK citizens post-Brexit.
Although some expats may prefer private options for efficiency or to avoid any language barriers, professionals in both public and private centres are likely to speak English. For private healthcare, it's advised that expats organise health insurance beforehand to cover these costs.
Below is a list of hospitals in Milan.
Hospitals in Milan
Casa di Cura San Giovanni
Address: Via Matteo Civitali, 71, 20148 Milan
Humanitas San Pio X
Address: Via Francesco Nava, 31, 20159 Milan
International Medical Center
Address: Viale Piave, 6, 20129 Milan
San Giuseppe Hospital
Address: Via San Vittore, 12, 20123 Milan
San Raffaele Hospital
Address: Via Olgettina, 60, 20132 Milan
►For an overview of the country's medical system, facilities and treatment, read Healthcare in Italy
"My personal experience is that hospitals have insane waiting times and often doctors don’t speak English. When I or my clients have healthcare issues, I always rely on a private clinic (great service, affordable and all staff speak English)." Read Alice's interview to learn about her experiences of healthcare and lifestyle in Milan.
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