Cattolica Health Centre
General, specialist (gynaecology, ophthalmology, diet) and preventative medical examinations are available to students. During the centre's opening hours, the Nursing Service is always on hand to administer first aid, medication and prescribed drugs, measure blood pressure, take body temperature, provide information about local heath services, and give health advice. Access is free, no appointment needed.
The Health Centre is located in the main building of the University:
Largo Gemelli, 1
Dominicanum Building (Stairway E), 1st Floor
Mondays - Fridays: 9:00 – 17:00
For specialized care: ophthalmology, gynaecology, dermatology, visits are on appointment only.
The university health centre also has agreements with external medical services that apply discounts to Cattolica students for specialized care and diagnostic exams:
Centro Medico Sant'Agostino
Piazza Sant'Agostino, 1 Milano
(English-speaking assistance is available)
Istituto Auxologico Italiano
Via Ariosto, 13 Milano
Ospedale Niguarda Ca' Granda
Piazza Ospedale Maggiore, 9 Milano
Access to these services does not require any kind of referral from the University Health Centre. Students should mention that they are Cattolica students when they call to book an appointment.
Non-EU residents must purchase an health insurance which covers costs related to medical treatment and admission to hospital in order to apply for a Residency Permit. They can either:
- take out a private health insurance policy in their home country; or
- take out a health policy with an Italian insurance company called “GENERALI INA ASSITALIA”: it costs €49 for a period of 6 months and €98 for 12 months, but only covers emergency treatments at the hospital. UCSC International can provide the application form during the Orientation Event.
If you stay in Italy for at least one year, you will have to buy a 12-month coverage: the Residency Permit will expire the same day of the insurance.
EU residents holding a European Health Insurance Card are entitled to receive medical treatment in another member state for free, or at a reduced cost. A patient contribution is required for prescriptions, medical examinations, oral and dental care.