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Doctors, dentists, hospitals / Re: Free health care after 65
« Last post by PJM on April 20, 2019, 12:46:44 AM »
65 ?  retirement age is not 65 in the Uk for people  born after around 1955 s . It's  66 + now and will probably rise.

Confusing ..I am over 60 and get free prescriptions although not my bus pass in the Uk. I don't get my state pension until I am 66. Got my resendency last year in Italy and a poo test came a couple of months later in the post. Funny tale my cleaner had opened my mail looking for bills to pay, left the mail in a heap mixed up  ..arrived with friends, few drinks and well tried to read several letters and a plastic poo test, in the mixed up mail was a metal sticker ...bar code Also in the mail was a letter about the new bin collection and some English friends had said you need proof of identity  at the new tip as it's not easy ..thought the metal strip was for the tip identification ..Agh it was to be stuck on the poo test . Laughed so much the next day with friends when I translated the letters and I realised! Happy Easter x
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Doctors, dentists, hospitals / Re: Free health care after 65
« Last post by Relaxed on April 17, 2019, 07:15:31 PM »
One other little wrinkle is that if you have an Italian tessera sanitaria, and on the back it just has a load of asterisks, then it is only valid in Italy. You  also need to ask some department in England for a UK EHIC card which will cover you for treatment in the UK (or while travelling in the rest of the EU, pre Brexit.)

I'm not certain if this only applies to pensioners, or if it also applies to any British citizen resident in Italy with a tessera, but according to the ASL official it's the asterisks which count, so have a look at the back of your Italian tessera to check.
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Doctors, dentists, hospitals / Re: Free health care after 65
« Last post by RedSauce on April 17, 2019, 05:12:40 PM »
Wow.................that is now pretty clear to this ageing fuddy duddy ! That pazienti.it site spells it out in words that even I can understand.

grazie amici  ;) ;)

RedS
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Doctors, dentists, hospitals / Re: Free health care after 65
« Last post by levissima on April 17, 2019, 03:11:49 PM »
The E1 letter entitles you to free services at the hospital, instead of paying the ticket for things like blood tests, etc, you show your E1 and you don?t have to pay. I don?t think it makes any difference to prescription charges.
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Doctors, dentists, hospitals / Re: Free health care after 65
« Last post by GeordieBorn on April 17, 2019, 12:11:02 PM »
Okay I couldn't resist having a little look, nothing on the ASL site I could find, but this may help you find more on it, if not clarify all.
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Doctors, dentists, hospitals / Re: Free health care after 65
« Last post by GeordieBorn on April 17, 2019, 11:57:07 AM »
RedS I got the original information from a friend who was just going through the procedure and they were told this by the ASL in Atri. So I guess getting yourself on their site you may be able to find an official page on it. My Italian (and heart) are not up to digging it out of there, if indeed it is there at all - good luck!
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Doctors, dentists, hospitals / Re: Free health care after 65
« Last post by RedSauce on April 17, 2019, 11:48:19 AM »
Thanks Geordieborn...............

It doesn't seem totally clear to me as currently all of my 'urgent' type medicines are renewed on a monthly basis anyway. I've been trying to find some 'official' wording without success.

thanks again!

RedS
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Doctors, dentists, hospitals / Re: Free health care after 65
« Last post by GeordieBorn on April 17, 2019, 11:03:40 AM »
The E01 from what I understand is to get free health care if over 65 in Italy. So I assume the part or all of the normal costs incurred there is then free by producing the E01 which Levi refers to. Bit like getting free eye checks in the UK over a certain age.
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Doctors, dentists, hospitals / Re: Free health care after 65
« Last post by RedSauce on April 17, 2019, 09:50:15 AM »
I have been a little confused about the rules and regs on healthcare in Italy. As a UK citizen and being resident here and I have a tessera sanitaria which I THOUGHT entitled me to health cover here.

Do I also need an E01 as well ? What does this do different to the tessera sanitaria card ? (ps I am over 65 )

RedS
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Doctors, dentists, hospitals / Re: Dentist desperately needed!
« Last post by GoingSoon on February 06, 2019, 05:16:06 PM »
Thanks!
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