Each town has a facility called *Guardia Medica*. It provides medical care from 8 PM to 8 AM, weekends and holidays for medical needs or first aid care. Any serious emergencies or life threatening situations are sent to an emergency station called Pronto Soccorso which is available 24 hours per day.
One summer when my daughter and her family were visiting, we took our granddaughter to this Guardia Medica facility following a sting from a jelly fish (Medusa). No papers to fill out, no waiting, no asking if you are Italian or any other questions. Just medical care and goodbye! This was not a life threatening situation, but we did not know how to handle this. The staff took care of the problem and helped us to understand just what we could expect to happen with treatment. Also, how we could treat this in the future. It was a good experience and quick.
This facility is fairly new. It used to be located in the City Hall building. This picture was taken in the day time when it is not staffed.