Social-healthcare Orientation Centre in Brescia

Italy - Palermo

1,191

Consultations

2016

Start of activities

Mediation and social-sanitary assistance for the foreign population of the city.

In Brescia, 19% of the resident population consists of foreigners with regular residence permits.
In the area, there are several options, both public and private and coordinated by the municipality, that offer assistance both to those who are regularly enrolled to the municipality register as well as to those who are not. Following discussions with local institutions and associations, as well as a needs assessment, we opened an information desk to respond to the needs of cultural mediation and socio-sanitary guidance and making sure that foreigners are able to access the Italian National Health System.

At the Orientation Centre, cultural mediators and volunteers from the EMERGENCY volunteer group in Brescia provide information for proper access to care and accompany foreign citizens and people in need to public facilities in order for them to overcome linguistic, cultural and logistical barriers that prevent or make access to care difficult.

The Orientation Centre was opened in agreement with ASST Brescia and thanks to the collaboration of the Municipality.

All services provided at the Orientation Centre are free of charge.

Contacts and directions

Centro di orientamento socio-sanitario di EMERGENCY a Brescia
Vicolo delle Lucertole, 1E – 25122 Brescia
Tel: +39 342 1830402
e-mail: healthpointbrescia@emergency.it

Opening hours
From Monday to Friday, 9.00-18.00

How to get there
On foot: 600 meters from the station (FS and subway)
Bus: 12 – 13 Largo Zanardelli Ovest stop, then 200 meters on foot

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