Healthcare and Primary Services

  General Practitioners (GPs)

Italian students registered at the University but resident in a different district may:

  • receive free guaranteed medical assistance from a doctor of their choice;
  • use their current local health authority (ULSS 16) certificate.

Foreign students must apply for a health certificate at the ULSS 16 office in Padova in order to benefit from any form of Italian health service treatment. Once obtained, this certificate grants students the same standard of medical cover and treatment as Italian students resident in Padova.

EU Visiting Professors are entitled to the same medical care as Italian citizens. However, they have to bring their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or a replacement certificate. Before coming to Italy they should apply to their local health authority.
NON EU Professors can obtain treatment and medical assistance by registering with the Italian Health Service (NHS), or alternatively, they can take out a private health insurance before the departure.

A list of General Pratictioners is available in the Ulss 16 website.

ULSS 16 - Public Relations Office
URP - Ufficio Relazioni con il Pubblico
via degli Scrovegni 12
tel.:  800 201 301
Opening hours: 8.30-13

ULSS 16 – International Relations Office
International Relations Office
via degli Scrovegni 12
tel.: +39 049 8214069


Contact Center (for appointments)
tel.  840 000664
Mon - Fri 7.30 am - 5 pm

Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova (Main Hospital)
via Giustiniani 2
tel. +39 049 8211111 (switchboard)
tel. +39 049 8213200 (Public Relations Office)

Complesso socio-sanitario ai Colli
via dei Colli 4
tel. +39 049 8216811 (switchboard)

Ospedale Sant’Antonio
via Facciolati 71
tel. +39 049 8216511 (switchboard)

  Emergency doctor service

Medical assistance (Continuità assistenziale - former Guardia Medica) is guaranteed every working day from 8 pm to 8 am and from 10 am of the day before a holiday to 8.00 am of the day after a holiday.
tel.: +39 049 8808325

  Emergency numbers

Police 113
Carabinieri/Military Police 112
Fire Department 115
Ambulance 118
City Police 049 8205100


Banks can be found all over the city, especially in the city centre and they are open every morning until 1 pm and in the afternoon from 3 pm until 4 pm or 4.30 pm. Debit and Credit cards are not accepted everywhere so you had better have some cash with you.