Codice Fiscale (Fiscal Code, Tax Number)
Although according to the law it is not necessary, the “Codice Fiscale” is needed in certain circumstances, for example, when you want to buy a cell phone or a box of medicine (antibiotics etc.).
You can easily get it at “Agenzia Delle Entrate”, Ufficio di Milano 1, Via della Moscova 2, 20121, Milano, near the “Turati” underground station.
Italian National Health Insurance
To be protected by the National Health Service you must pay €149.77 per year in a post office, on the account: C/C n.379222 – importo in lettere “centoquarantanove/77″ – intestato a “Amministrazione P.T. Regione Lombardia” – causale “Iscrizione volontaria al S.s.n. 2011”.
You must have the original residence permit (Permesso di soggiorno) and the codice fiscale.
When you are a member of the National Health Service, you can have a house doctor. Visits are free of charge and with the doctor’s prescription and for the each box of medicine you pay the reduced price, established by the National Health Service.