What you need to know about your health before you come to Prato.
Health Insurance while you’re abroad
When is my insurance activated?
You are automatically covered by HTH Worldwide. Your coverage starts on the first day of your program for many medical services which are required due to illness or accident which occur during the program dates while you’re onsite. If you need to print off an insurance card from HTH, you can do so with your certificate number and your password on the web site: www.hthstudents.com.
What is covered?
Basic medical expenses are covered at 100% of reasonable expenses up to $250,000. Outpatient prescription drugs are included at 80% of the actual charge. The policy has a maximum benefit of $250,000 per year and a $1,000,000 maximum lifetime benefit. For more specific information you can consult the HTH Health Select Overseas Platinum Plan brochure online at
What is HTH Direct?
HTH Direct is a network of health care providers around the world that have a special billing relationship set up with HTH. This way, the doctor will be able to bill HTH directly and you will not have to go through the claims process.
HTH Direct Doctor in Prato
We recommend that for any of your health issues you consult the program’s trusted HTH-Direct Doctor Baroncelli. She has two surgeries in Prato, where she can be found at the following hours (we’ll give you her cell phone number too when you arrive).
Doctor Tiziana Baroncelli
Via Mazzini 19 – 0574 36222 or 0574 930639
Via Gherardi 94 – 0574 462272
How does payment work for non HTH-Direct doctors?
If you visit a Doctor who is not HTH-Direct, you will often need to pay up front for services rendered. In order to get reimbursed for your covered costs, you will need to submit a claim along with your receipts and doctor’s notes to HTH. The HTH claim form is posted on the HTH student site. If you need some assistance in filling out the form, please see Prato staff. Remember, you must keep your original receipts! Once you have completed the form, send the form, your receipts and doctor’s notes to HTH.
Claims are to be submitted to:
HTH Worldwide Insurance Services
PO Box 968
Horsham, PA 19044
1.888.350.2002 (toll-free from the United States)
1.215.793.6925 (from Italy)
We’ll give you much more information about HTH, health matters, specialised doctors, and Prato Hospital, when you arrive in Prato. We’ll show you exactly where Doctor Baroncelli’s clinic is located too during our Prato city walking tour.
Getting medicine while you’re in Prato
Like in the US, over-the-counter basics like aspirin or simple cold remedies can be found in any pharmacy in Italy without a prescription. If you need to bring prescription medication with you to Italy, visit your doctor before departure and ask to be able to fill a prescription for as much of your medication as you will need for the duration of your program. Bring enough of the medicine to last you for the entire semester. Together with your prescription medication, bring signed authorization from your doctor to prove that the medication is for your personal use.
Keep prescription and non-prescription medications in the original packages. You might also want to check availability/legality of your prescription in your host country.
Specialized Doctors in Prato
Multi-specialized medical centers:
Alma Vita srl: V. Barsanti 24, Prato - Phone: 0574 548911 www.almavita.it/
Gynaikos: Viale della Repubblica 141, Prato – Phone: 0574 584453 www.gynaikos.it/
Dr. Calvisi; Viale Galileo Galilei 13, Prato – Phone 0574 28216
Centro Odontoiatrico Protesico Toscano: Viale Galilei 23 Prato - Phone: 0574 21288
Tiossi Dr. Giovanni: Via Bologna 85 b, Prato – Phone: 0574 475468
Tooth International s.r.l.: Via R.Becheroni 9, Prato – Phone: 0574 757.219
Farmacia Comunale 12: Via Cavour, 91/93 Prato open: h24
Farmacia Comunale 3: P.zza Mercatale, 147/A Prato open: h24
Farmacia Carbone: V.le Montegrappa, 8/10 Prato: open: from Monday to Friday: 08,30 - 20,00
Farmacia Etrusca: Via Pistoiese 174/D, Prato: open: from Monday to Friday: 08,30 - 20,00
Farmacia Girardi: Via Mazzoni Giuseppe 14, Prato
Guardia medica postazione di Prato: Via Cavour 118/120, Prato (PO)
Padiglione E ingresso Centro Socio Sanitario "Roberto Giovannini"
Phone: 0574 38038
Hours: 1000-2000; holidays 0800-2000; nightly 2000-0800.
Major Health Tip: Do not discontinue or alter dosage of prescription medications while abroad!