Medical Information


If your son/daughter has a medical condition that SACI should be aware of (including allergies to medicines), please inform the Dean prior to departure. Students can always speak to the Dean about any personal problems they may be experiencing. Professional counselors who speak English can also be recommended. The US government has a website with a list of English speaking doctors and medical facilities in Florence:

SACI keeps a list of English-speaking doctors in a wide range of specializations:

Dr. Stephen Kerr
An English general practitioner who lives and practices in Florence. Piazza Mercato Nuovo 1, Studio Medico, 4th floor (very close to Piazza della Signoria), tel. 055 288055 (office), 335 8361682 (cell). Walk-in hours are weekdays from 3:00pm-5:00pm or call for an appointment. Website:

Dr. Gabriella Friedl
A general practitioner and pulmonary specialist. Via Fra' Bartolomeo 5 (1st floor). Walk-in hours: Monday through Friday without an appointment from 3:00pm-4:00pm. 349 7319461 (cell).

Dr. Francesco Porro
A general practitioner. Istituto Fanfani, Piazza dell’Indipendenza, 16. Available for house calls. 338-8203612 (cell). email:

Medical Service
Via Lorenzo il Magnifico 59, tel. 055 475411. A doctor is on call 24 hours a day. They provide medical service in a variety of languages for a range of problems. They will also make house calls. Walk in hours: weekdays, 11:00am-12:00pm & 5:00pm-6:00pm, Saturday, 11:00am-12:00pm. A medical Service doctor is also available in Florence's historic center at Via Porta Rossa 1. Monday-Saturday, 1-3pm, email:

Guardia Medica Turistica
This inexpensive Catholic medical clinic is located just around the corner from the Duomo. Vicolo degli Adimari 1, tel. 848 812221. Open Monday-Friday, 2:00pm-4:00pm.

Dr. Margaret Mary Runge
Via della Palancola 20 (Studio Medico), tel. 349 7169302. email:

Dr. Barbara Brodbeck
Via della Fortezza 6, for appointments call tel. 335 8353612, office: tel. 055 470521or 055 485524, credit cards are not accepted.

Dr. Mariarosaria di Tommaso
Via Ponteo Neri 4, tel. 055 476749

Dr. Mary Ann Bellini
Lungarno Cellini 25, tel. 055 680721 (office), 055 701548 (home).

Dr. Linda Fortini
Via Giambologna 5/A, tel. 055 577127

Dr. Marja Leena Peltonen-Portman
V. Antonio Cherubini, 20, tel 055 218594

Drs. Giovanni and Riccardo Bindi
Via Carducci 16, tel. 055 2638544

Dr. Jacopo Colasanti
Via Melchiorre Gioia 10, tel. 055 490445

Dr. Daniela Signorelli
Piazza Indipendenza 21, tel. 055 496506. Received orthodontic training in the U.S.

Dr. Vieri Weichmann
Pulmonary Specialist
Viale Milton 27, tel. 055 499125

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