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Healthcare Milan

The Italian healthcare system (the Servizio Sanitario Nazionale or SSN), is considered to be one of the best in Europe, with efficient access to treatment and state-of-the-art facilities.


There are numerous English-speaking doctors and paediatricians in Milan and non-Italian speakers have access to medical translation services in most large hospitals. There are also several maternity and family clinics in Milan, with many additional healthcare services available to pregnant expat mums and families across the city. 


Milan is home to a number of recommended alternative therapists specialising in a range of therapies in health and wellbeing, from support with nutrition or homeopathy, to physiotherapy and acupuncture. 


Whether families require a child psychologist or are seeking an English-speaking dentist in Milan, parents have plenty of different options in Italy’s second largest city.


Here is a useful list of the leading children’s hospitals, clinics and healthcare services in Milan, curated from top tips and recommendations from local and expat families in the city. If you have a recommendation for this section please get in touch via email


To read more information on the Italian healthcare system, visit our step by step relocation guide for expat families moving to Italy.



Behavioural Optometrist

Behavioural Optometrist

Belinda Babumba is a Behavioural Optometrist who specialises in Paediatric Optometry and Visual Stress. She works with children and students with a range of visual and learning difficulties, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. From her work it is evident how ...
Bellies Abroad

Bellies Abroad

Bellies Abroad understands the challenges of becoming a family away from your own. It is a platform for parents, and parents to be, living outside of their home countries as well as local families. They offer online and in person consultations with ...


Dorota Kowal is a qualified Acupuncturist working with Five Elements Acupunture. She has also studied and consolidated elements of tui na massage, classical massage, ayurvedic massage and reflexology. The massage techniques are also incorporated in ...
English-speaking Paediatrician

English-speaking Paediatrician

Dr.ssa Colette Shama’s studio is located in the SantAgostino area of Milan. Dr.ssa Shama is a paediatrician with over 30 years experience. She speaks Italian, English and French and is well-loved by her patients. She is known for her calm ...

Maternity Services

Baby & Toddler


Family Services



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