The Region of Lazio announced the opening of two pediatric clinics in east Rome for foreigners with an STP (Temporarily Present Foreigners) card or an ENI card for EU citizens not signed up with Italy's national healthcare network.
The Region of Lazio healthcare system announced that it has opened two pediatric health clinics for children and teens aged up to 14 years in its ASL 5 health district on the east side of the city.
One clinic is in the Setteville neighbourhood and the other is in the Rome suburb of Guidonia.
The clinics are open to those who have an STP (Temporarily Present Foreigners) card or an ENI card for EU citizens not signed up with Italy's national healthcare network.
These are people who by definition don't have a family pediatrician but do have the right to basic healthcare assistance.
Equitable access to healthcare services
In addition to ensuring equitable access to healthcare services to citizens who cannot access Italy's national healthcare system, the opening of these clinics is important for facilitating a reduction in the number of people who turn to emergency rooms for routine healthcare needs.
The clinic in Setteville is on via Pascoli 54 and open on Fridays from 9 am to 1 pm (tel. 0774-391375) and the clinic in Guidonia is on via dei Castagni 20/22 and open on Wednesdays from 9 am to 1 pm (tel.0774-77910).
Appointments must be made in advance by phone.
STP and ENI cards
Regional healthcare authorities recalled that STP and ENI cards are issued directly by the ASL health department.
A document such as a passport or an ID card from one's home country is not required in order to obtain an STP card, but is required for the ENI card.
Both cards are valid for six months and renewable for an additional six months, said Rome's ASL 5 health department.