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Health & Wellbeing: Healthcare Services

The Le Marche region in Italy has a well-developed healthcare system that provides a wide range of healthcare services to its residents. Here are some key aspects of healthcare services in Le Marche:

Public Healthcare System

Italy has a national healthcare system known as Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (SSN), which provides universal coverage to all Italian citizens and legal residents. Le Marche region, like other regions in Italy, operates under this system, ensuring access to basic healthcare services.


Local Health Units (Aziende Sanitarie Locali - ASL)

Le Marche is divided into multiple Local Health Units, which are responsible for delivering healthcare services in their respective areas. These units manage public hospitals, primary care clinics, and specialized healthcare centers.


Primary Care

The primary care system in Le Marche includes general practitioners (medici di medicina generale) who act as the first point of contact for patients. They provide preventive care, basic medical treatment, and referrals to specialized care when needed. Primary care services are typically delivered through medical offices and clinics.

Specialized Healthcare

Le Marche has specialized healthcare centers and clinics that focus on specific medical areas such as cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, and more. These centers offer specialized diagnostic tests, treatments, and surgeries, complementing the services provided by general hospitals.

Emergency Services

Le Marche has emergency departments in hospitals equipped to handle medical emergencies. In case of a medical emergency, residents can call the emergency number (118) to request an ambulance or seek immediate assistance.

Pharmaceutical Services

Pharmacies (farmacie) are easily accessible throughout Le Marche, providing prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and professional advice. Pharmacists play a crucial role in managing patients' medication therapies and providing healthcare guidance.

It's important to note that healthcare services in Le Marche, as in the rest of Italy, are primarily delivered through the public healthcare system. However, private healthcare facilities and practitioners also exist, offering additional options for those who prefer private healthcare services or want to supplement their public healthcare coverage.

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Le Marche has a network of hospitals that offer a range of medical services. These hospitals vary in size and specialization, with larger hospitals serving as regional reference centers for specialized treatments and advanced procedures. These hospitals provide emergency care, surgeries, diagnostic services, and various medical treatments.

Here is a selection of the main hospitals in the region along with their notable specialisations:

1. Ospedale "Carlo Urbani" di Jesi (Click here for map)

This hospital in Jesi is known for its general medical services, including emergency care, surgery, and various specialized departments such as cardiology and orthopedics.


2. Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria "Ospedali Riuniti" di Ancona (Click here for map)

These university-affiliated hospitals in Ancona are among the largest in the region. They offer a wide range of medical services, including specialized departments for cardiology, oncology, neurology, and more.


3. Ospedale "Santa Maria della Misericordia" di Urbino (Click here for map)

Located in Urbino, this hospital provides general medical care and has specialized departments such as pediatrics and obstetrics.

4. Ospedale Civile "Santa Croce" di Fano (Click here for map)

Fano's hospital offers general medical services, including surgery and emergency care.


5. Ospedale "G. Mazzoni" di Ascoli Piceno (Click here for map)

This hospital in Ascoli Piceno has various departments, including cardiology, urology, and ophthalmology, offering a range of specialized medical care.


6. Ospedale "Infermi" di Rimini (Click here for map)

Although not located in Le Marche, Rimini's hospital is relatively close and provides advanced medical services, including neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and an emergency department.

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