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Rome

Healthcare

This is a new section, currently being developed. We woukd like to include traditional medicine, alternative therapies, health insurance, multi-lingual doctors, dentists and paediatricians. If you have recommendations please do let us know by sending us your comments

  • Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù

    Recommended by Laura Clarke

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    Established in 1869, Bambino Gesù is one of the most prestigious children’s hospitals in the country. Owned by the Holy See but part of the national health service (servizio sanitario nazionale) network, it is an important point of reference for paediatrics not just at a local but also at national and international levels. It has a modern and highly efficient accident and emergency department as well as providing the full range of diagnostic services, surgical care and other treatments.
    Piazza SantOnofrio 4
    tel. 0668591
    www.ospedalebambinogesu.it

  • Vita di Donna

    Recommended by Laura Clarke

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    Vita di Donna is a not-for-profit association giving free advice and assistance by telephone or email on all issues concerning women’s health. It also runs a midwives clinic for medical emergencies. 
    Casa Internazionale delle Donne, Palazzo del Buon Pastore, Via della Lungara 19. Tel. 333 / 9856046 (09.00-19.00 daily including holidays), info@vitadidonna.it
    www.vitadidonna.it

    Comments
    “The website (only in Italian) is a mine of information on all aspects of women’s health: pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, abortion, diet, the national health service and welfare in Italy. I found it particularly useful in early pregnancy when I was trying to get my bearings in a foreign medical culture.” (LC, Feb 2011)