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Where to find English-speaking doctors in Rome?

Published on September 8, 2018 by C. P.

English Speaking Doctors in Rome

Whether you’re planning a travel to Rome or are already visiting and researching who to turn to in the event you need medical help in the city, you’ll be no doubt relieved to know that the city is the home to a number of English-speaking doctors, which in most cases work at private practices that cater to the needs of the many expats and foreign workers in the capital of Italy.

As such, they can be of great help even to tourists and travellers passing through, who could be feeling anxious about dealing with the Italian healthcare system, or self-conscious about speaking the language during an emergency.

One crucial detail to learn, before we delve into a list of the main English-speaking medical firms in Rome, is that in the event of an emergency, you can also safely resort to one of the E.Rs in the city. Emergencies in the Italian medical system are color-coded, from white to red depending on the seriousness of the issue. And again, depending on the seriousness of your condition, part or all the care given to you there will be free of charge (a white code patient, for example, may be asked to pay for their care at an emergency room).

That said, the following list may be useful to have phone numbers or email addresses at the ready so you can know who to address for any medical needs you might have while in Rome.

  • Medinaction: +39 375.5724686. Located on Viale delle Mura Gianicolensi, 67, uphill from the Trastevere area.
  • Medical Dimension: +39 320 872 2126 Being located on Via di S. Giovanni in Laterano, 182, this is extremely close to our own accommodation, Casa Isabella al Colosseo. This clinic is also available for visitors in Milan, Venice, Florence, Naples, Bologna and many other cities in Italy.
  • Aventino Medical Group: +39 065780738 Above the Aventine Hill, very easily reachable from the Orange Garden or the Circus Maximus, on Via Sant’ Alberto Magno, 5.
  • Doctors in Italy: +39 370 1359521 (can receive texts as well as Whatsapp messages) A walk-in clinic on Via Frattina, 48, a short walk from the Spanish Steps or Via del Corso – it accepts online bookings, too. Within walking distance from both Paradiso Penthouse or our managed apartments on Via Rasella or the ones we have available on Via degli Avignonesi.
  • Emergency Medical Unit “Nuovo Regina Margherita“: a publicly-funded unit available for both Italian and foreigners in Rome, right in the middle of the Trastevere district. A five minute walk from our managed accommodation Casa di Fenizio. Located by Piazza di San Cosimato, on Via Emilio Morosini, 30, it doesn’t have a phone number as it is, essentially, a sort of emergency room.
  • Emergency Medical Unit “Canova”: operates similarly to the “Nuovo Regina Margherita” unit and is located on Via Antonio Canova, 19, close to the Spanish Steps and just a couple of minutes walk away from Paradiso Penthouse.

Both of the above listed public units operate on a 24/7, direct access basis and can provide basic emergency care. Most urgent cases will be moved to actual hospitals within the city.

Additionally, an extremely comprehensive list of English-speaking doctors and facilities in Rome can be found at this address. Even if you’re not a U.S. national, this page can be extremely useful – it’s detailed while still having an accessible tone, and what’s more, you can download it on your portable devices (tablet, smartphone) for ease of access.

As a final reminder, if you’ve already booked an accommodation with From Home to Rome’s, please keep in mind that every “guide” you will find in the apartments we manage not only lists grocery stores or post offices near your accommodation: there you will always be able to get a map to the closest E.R. and hospital.

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