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International patients

The Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute guarantees high-level service also to foreign  patients.

Hospital admissions

International patients who want to be treated at our hospital must follow a precise procedure which varies depending on where they come from:

  • European Union citizens;
  • NON European Union citizens.

Different types of hospitalization are possible:

  1. Standard admission, standard hotel comfort
  2. Standard admission, deluxe hotel comfort
  3. Private admission, standard hotel comfort
  4. Private admission, deluxe hotel comfort

To be admitted to the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute the patient must be visited by a specialist physician from the Institute.

European Union citizens can be admitted to the programmed medical treatments with the E112 form or the S2 form (accompanied by the prescription of a physician of the italian National Health Service), issued by the healthcare authority of the country of origin. In this case the patient is treated as belonging to the Italian National Health Service and thus does not pay for hospitalization.

NON European Union citizens can be hospitalized only paying hospitalization fees.
This fee made up of the cost of the medical treatment (eg. hip joint arthroplasty) and the cost of the type of  hospital accommodation chosen. An estimate of the cost of hospitalization can be obtained from the appropriate office (, phone +39-051-6366427 from 10 p.m. to 00.30 p.m., Monday to Friday).

Medical Visits

European Union citizens. As the conditions for financial coverage of the benefit depend on several variables, it is essential that they contact the appropriate office (, phone +39-051-6366427 from 10 p.m. to 00.30 p.m., Monday to Friday).

European Union and non European Union citizens can book private medical visits at the following phone number  +39-051-4206294 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Private medical visits (with the option of choosing the physician) must be paid. The fee varies, according to the physician chosen, from 60.00 to 250.00 € plus diagnostic exams performed during the visit (27.80 € or more depending on exam performed). The fee must be paid directly at the Automatic Ticket Counter the day of the visit. Private visits take place only in the afternoon.

Please consult the attached documents for further information.

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