Start of activities
An Outpatient Clinic for migrants and people in need in the Palermo area.
In April 2006, we opened our first Outpatient Clinic in Italy, in Palermo, to provide basic and specialist health care for migrants – with or without residence permits – and local people in need.
Care and social-sanitary assistance
Our Outpatient Clinics offer free basic and specialist medical services and socio-sanitary assistance to facilitate access to the healthcare system to those who need it.
Cultural mediators inform patients about their rights, help them access the public health service, accompany them in case they have to undergo visits or specialist examinations at public facilities, deal with the documents for issuing STP codes (Temporarily Present Foreigner) and ENI (unregistered European citizens), guaranteeing access to the public health service for foreigners and EU citizens.
All the services provided by the Outpatient Clinic are free of charge.
A project born in collaboration with local institutions
The project was made possible with the collaboration of the General Management of the APS 6 in Palermo, which has restructured and made the premises suitable for the our activities. With the exception of some health and coordination figures that guarantee the ongoing operation of the service, the medical, health and administrative staff at the Outpatient Clinic work voluntarily and free of charge.
The Outpatient Clinic in Palermo is dedicated to Giovanni Lo Porto, a man of peace killed by the madness of war.