Indirect cross-border healthcare in Umbria

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.

Beneficiaries of cross-border health services must pay the costs of the healthcare upfront. The amount reimbursed will be equal to the fee charged in the region providing the care, 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 local health authority 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. Find the local health authorities in Region Umbria USL Umbria1 - USL Umbria 2

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.



Application for prior authorization for cross-border healthcare assistance and application for reimbursement of expenses for healthcare services



Following the tariffs for specialist outpatient services - visits and examinations - and hospital services


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

for treatment may go to accredited public or private facilities. Find the list of relevant local health authorities (USL Umbria 1 - USL Umbria 2)


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