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From July 2014, at the outpatient facility at the Misericordia Brotherhood in Pontassieve, located in Piazza Cairoli, it is possible to enjoy the benefits offered by the National Health Service, in particular echography, computerized bone density (DXA). To obtain such benefits you must have a referral from your GP on a presecription. The appointment will be made via the CUP office by calling 840 003 003 or 199 175 955 from a mobile phone, from Monday to Friday 07:45 to 18:30 and Sat 07:45 to 12:30, or by visiting special branches, one being at the medical doctors. Fees are all set regionally and are the same in all public or private laboratories. Payment (for patients not exempted) must be made in advance before the examination.
The outpatient service for blood tests, operated exclusively in agreement with the Sanitary Service of Tuscany, is active from Monday to Saturday from 7:00 am to 10:00 am. The patient must fast at least 8 to 12 hours beforehand. During this period, only a small amount of water may be taken and sugary drinks, alcohol, coffee and smoking must be precluded. In fact, these substances would make almost all of the test inaccurate or even impossible. For any information or appointment, please call 055 831 68 68 on 10:30 - 12:00 and 16:00 - 19:00 or use the online booking service. The retrieval of exams and reports takes place at 10:30 - 12:00 and 16:00 - 19:00, Monday to Friday. Saturday morning at 10:30 - 12:00. Obtaining the result is upon receipt of payment of the invoice, and can be paid at post offices, banks or through the appropriate Punti Gialli.