Healthcare and medical treatment - Cesena


COVID-19 diagnostic testing 

Rapid nasal diagnostic testing for the detection of Coronavirus antigen for university students, including non-resident and exchange students, is available at the fixed price of € 15.00. Consult participating pharmacies


Healthcare for international students

Information for students with European Union citizenship (EU students) and students with non-European Union citizenship (non-EU students) on how to access health care and how to voluntarily register with the Italian National Health Service as a student.

Please refer to the information on the page Medical assistance for international students.

Attention: For Cesena and Forlì the methods of payment of the contribution provided for voluntary enrollment in the National Health Service and the choice of doctor of foreign citizens, including students, have changed.

The payment of the contribution through the postal order to the regional current account is no longer envisaged, but the amount can be paid directly to this Local Health Authority (the amount foreseen for students is € 149.77 per calendar year).

Foreign students, therefore, will be able to go directly to the one-stop shops of our company where they will receive all the information to make the payment required for registration with the National Health Service and the choice of doctor (automatic AUSl cash dispensers, cashiers, online payment, etc.).


What to do in case you need medical care

  • Accident and Emergency Department (118): Viale Ghirotti 286. Access to the A&E is free of charge only if the visit is considered appropriate. Inappropriate access to the A&E will be subject to the payment of a fee (ticket) of  €25 for the first visit to the A&E doctor and €23 for any subsequent consultations requested by the A&E doctor. There is also a maximum fee (ticket) of €36.15 for any tests prescribed by the A&E doctor.
  • Continuing Care Service ("Guardia medica" tel. 848800865): the service is free of charge for residents in Emilia-Romagna and for those domiciled with a GP in the region. Residents in other regions must pay the fee for occasional services (€15 surgery visit; €25 home visit).
  • Bufalini Hospital, viale Ghirotti 286, switchboard 0547 352512
  • CUP - Booking appointments: the booking system allows users to book a specialist appointment for a wide range of services, both via the CUP (with a GP's prescription) and private practice, in the following methods: 1. CUP offices - You can book tests and visits at: a) Montefiore Offices in Via L. Lucchi 335 (Internal no. 16) b) Piazza A. Magnani Offices in Piazza Anna Magnani 146, San Mauro in Valle c) Corso Cavour Offices in Corso Cavour 18 2. MediCUP - Book with your GP 3. FarmaCUP - Book at the Pharmacy 4. CUP tel - Book by phone using the freephone number from a land line: 800739739, or by mobile phone: 0547 414601 5. CUP web -Book OnLine 6. Text Message - Reminder and cancellation messages To use this service, when you book an appointment leave your mobile phone number.
  • Family Clinic and Spazio Giovani: the young people's clinic provides psychological and sexual health services and advice for young people, particularly concerning problems linked to sex and relationships, contraception, prevention of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS and preventing abortions.  Contacts: Piazza Anna Magnani, 147 Tel. 0547 394232 family clinic Tel. 0547 394244 spazio giovani e-mail:
  • Pharmacies: the municipal pharmacies offer a 15% discount to university student on non-prescription drugs and all other products sold over the counter. The same discount is also available for pharmaceutical services (tests and analyses) and a help service is available for coeliac students claiming refunds for medical costs.


Italian Emergency telephone numbers

  • 112 - European Emergency Number
  • 113 - Emergency Police Help Number
  • 115 - Fire Department
  • 118 - Medical Emergency