Provincia autonoma di Trento

Indirect cross-border healthcare in provincia di Trento

Indirect healthcare is provided for by the European Union to guarantee all citizens the right of freedom of choice of the place of care in any country in the European Union.

Citizens registered with the Italian national health service (SSN)

Citizens registered with the Italian health service must request prior authorisation from the relevant local health authority in certain cases. To find out what healthcare services are available, click here . The following services are excluded: long-term care, allocation of and access to organs for transplants, and public vaccination programmes against contagious diseases.

Beneficiaries of cross-border health services must pay the costs of the healthcare upfront. The amount reimbursed will not exceed the fee charged in Provincia autonoma di Trento, net of any costs to be shared (patient’s contribution), if due.

In order to better ensure reimbursement of the benefit they wish to receive in the EU, healthcare beneficiaries can submit a request for prior verification to the Azienda provinciale per i servizi sanitari to check whether, on the basis of the type of service, prior authorisation is required, and also to have find out how, when and what amount they will be reimbursed.

All requests are handled by the local health authority offices responsible for healthcare abroad: .

The Ministry of Health has set up a National Contact Point providing patients with information to facilitate access to cross-border healthcare within the European Union.

Further details, application, fees:

Citizens not registered with the Italian national health service (SSN)

Citizens who come to provincia di Trento for treatment may go to accredited public or private facilities. Find information here:


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