Booking a visit under the National Health Service

To book an orthopedic visit or an antalgic therapy at the Rizzoli-Sicilia Department of the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, under the NHS, please call the number

+39 – 091 – 901294


Monday to Friday, 8am to 3pm.

It is also possible to book, cancel or reschedule  a visit directly at the Rizzoli-Sicilia Department, Monday to Friday, 11.30am to 1.30pm.

To book or reschedule a visit, it is mandatory to have the doctor’s authorization. The booking cannot be performed without the data reported on the authorization. We therefore ask you to contact the service with the doctor’s authorization at hand.

Under the new regulations provided by law by the Sicilian Region (n. 6/2012 “Norms regarding the participation to the cost of healthcare performances”), the prescriptions emitted before January 21st, 2012, are valid until their expiry date, under the regulations in force. We specify that:

  • If a user is no longer exempt from payment, he/she must pay the fee;
  • From May 1st, 2012, the user must bring to the visit a new prescription, with the annotation of the exact exemption code.

The same phone number must be used to cancel a booked visit.

Content updated 11/09/2015 - 14:12
Content edited by: Daniela Negrini (