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Screening for the prevention and early diagnosis of oncological diseases
The INPS provides the members of the Unified Scheme with a free screening service for the prevention and early diagnosis of the following diseases according to the following protocols:
- skin cancer (dermatological examination, dermoscopy);
- male genital tract cancer (urological examination, suprapubic pelvic ultrasound, PSA, PSA free);
- female genital tract cancer (gynaecological examination, suprapubic pelvic ultrasound, Smear Test).
The contribution consists of a voucher with a QR Code that can be printed or downloaded on electronic devices and can be used at any facility accredited with the INPS for the performance of one of the free screenings, the list of which is published on the page dedicated to the notice.
The beneficiaries are those enrolled in the Unified Scheme of Credit and Social Benefits, in service or retired, belonging to the age group indicated in the notice.
The tender is published annually in the Welfare, assistance and mutuality section.
The number of free screening services made available to beneficiaries is established in the tender; the Institute undertakes to provide the maximum number of services allowed by the annual budget.
Upon verification of the requirements set in the notice, the INPS shall notify the applicants of the acceptance of the claim or the notice of rejection, inviting them to modify or supplement the missing information.
Beneficiaries will receive a communication to the email address (not certified) stored in the access credentials and shall carry out the benefit acceptance procedure within the terms indicated in the notice to obtain the voucher to be used at the affiliated health facilities. Beneficiaries must book a free screening at the chosen facility by showing the voucher.
WHEN CAN I CLAIM?
The claim must be submitted within the deadlines set by the notice, which is published annually in the Welfare, assistance and mutuality section.
HOW CAN I CLAIM?
The claim can be submitted through the following channels:
- Dedicated online service ("One-click welfare claims"), accessing with your credentials;
- Calling the contact centre on +39 803 164 (free from Italian landlines) or +39 06 164 164 (from mobile phones), always using your credentials.
The deadline to define the decision was set at 30 days by the Regulation for the definition of the terms to conclude the administrative proceedings adopted by the INPS pursuant to Article 2 of Law no. 241/1990.
The table (pdf 206Kb) attached to the Regulation shows both the deadlines for defining the decisions established by the Institute that are longer than the normal 30-day period, and the indication of the relative manager.