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Emergency Health Care on Holidays in Rimini



Hopefully you won’t need it all, but we provide here some useful information for you should you fall ill during your trip to Rimini.

First a general observation – Italy’s health service is run on a regional basis, and the health-care system in Emilia-Romagna is one of the best. If anything serious happens, you’l l be in safe hands, but as with any health system it’s important that everyone plays their part, which means not overburdening the system. In real terms this means avoiding the Accident and Emergency department unless absolutely necessary.

Temporary consultation structures
Every summer the local health authorities set up a number of easy-to-reach temporary structures where doctors are available for consultation for sick tourists/non-residents. These should be your first port of call if you require a doctor outside of an emergency. Here are the locations and times for the 2009 season (they tend to be the same each year).

Piazzale Benedetto Croce (On the beachfront at the end of Via Pascoli )
From 25/05/2008 to 20/09/2009.
On duty hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Miramare, via Locatelli, 22
from 25th May 2009 to 20th September 2009.
On duty hours: from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. / from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Marebello, viale Regina Margherita, 20 (Google Maps Link)
from 25th June 2009 to 6th September 2009.
On duty hours: from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. / from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Viserba, via Burnazzi, 9
from 25th May 2009 to 20th September 2009.
On duty hours: from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. / from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

S. Giuliano Mare, Via Coletti 102 (in the school)
from 15th June 2009 to 31st August 2009.
On duty hours: from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. / from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Torre Pedrera, via Brava 17
from 25th May 2009 to 4th September 2009
On duty hours: from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Monday to Friday

The visits have a mandatory €15 cost (receipts are given, for tax purposes).

Health Problems outside the summer season
If you fall ill visiting Rimini outside of the summer season, you’ll need to contact the local health authority hotline at 800 033 033 (which is a numero verde so should be free). The operator should be able to put you in touch with a local doctor who will see you, again subject to charge.

Other alternatives
If you have a minor ailment that is nonetheless disturbing your holiday, try going for advice to the nearest pharmacist. Many, particularly in the marina centro area, speak english and will be able to give you advice on your problem. In most you can also get some standard health checks like a blood-pressure reading etc.

Calling an ambulance
If you need to call an ambulance, you can call the number 118.The usual commonsense rules apply – try to speak slowly and have your location ready.

Dental Care
Sorry, we’re researching this at the moment – as soon as we have reliable details we’ll post.

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