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Pregnancy in Italy

Are you having you a baby?

OB care/services will be provided by the host-nation facilities listed

  • 31 MDG OB/TRICARE briefings are hosted 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month
  • Sign up with your Primary Care Management Team or the OB/GYN clinic

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Referrals for OB care/services to the United States or Germany is not a reimbursable TRICARE benefit and will not be authorized. Members who choose this option will be responsible for all travel and medical expenses incurred.

Host Nation Facilities

The linked sites below are in Italian. Certain browsers such as Google Chrome may translate this for you. However, if you need to obtain information and are unable to translate, please contact the Med Clinic directly.

1. Pordenone Hospital

Azienda Ospedaliera Santa Maria Degli Angeli
Via Monterale 24, Pordenone 33170
OFFERS:

  • English-speaking OB Providers & Midwives
  • Delivery from 32 weeks onwards
  • Neonatology Intensive Care Unit (NICU), capable of managing neonates 32 weeks and older
  • Lactation consultants/support

2. Policlinico San Giorgio Hospital

Via Gemelli, 10 Pordenone 33170
OFFERS:

  • English-speaking OB Providers & Midwives
  • Delivery from 34 weeks onwards
  • Lactation consultants/support
  • Does not have NICU capability

TRICARE: Services at Host-Nation Facility

  • On-site liaisons and interpreter services are available from Monday 7 a.m. – Saturday 7 a.m.
  • To access interpreter service, call Command Post at DSN: 314-632-3100 or Comm: +(39) 0434-30-3100
  • During weekend hours (Sat 7:00 a.m. – Mon 7:00 a.m.), International SOS will be available to meet our patients’ needs. To access services, beneficiaries can call collect, or ask to be called back. NOTE: This service MUST be activated by the beneficiary.
  • TRICARE Overseas Program, Regional Call Center: Comm:+(44) 20-8762-8384
  • Toll-free number from Italy: 800-915-994

Parent & Infant Programs

New Parent Support Program (NPSP) Support program for families with children under the age of 3. Registered nurses and licensed social workers provide parents with education, training, and deployment support, including:

  • Daddy Boot Camp
  • Baby Basics
  • Wee One’s playgroup
  • Customized registered nurse home visits available.
  • Sample topics include: pregnancy health, child birth education, breastfeeding support, infant behavior, developmental milestones, coping with military lifestyle & breastfeeding instruction.

Pediatrics Hospital Follow-up Appointments at 31 MDG

  • All newborns will need a follow-up appointment 2-4 days after discharge from the host-nation facility.
  • During the 31st MDG follow-up visit, the 2-week Well-Baby check (or sooner if necessary) will be scheduled. If circumcision is desired, it must be performed in the Peds clinic within the first 2 weeks of birth.
  • Important Note: For circumcisions after 2 weeks of life, the procedure will be performed by a Urologist in the hospital setting. Service will not be available at 31st MDG.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

The WIC Overseas program supports infants and children as well as pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women by providing nutritional education and assistance. For more information please call DSN: 314-632-7473 or Comm: + (39) 0434‐30‐7473

Birth Registration

  1. Birth registration MUST be accomplished within 10 days of the birth at the Town Hall in the city in which the baby was born.
  2. The Italian birth registration forms will be issued at the town hall appointment. This appointment is coordinated by 31st MDG.
  3. Once registration forms are complete and available, the forms will be required to enroll your newborn into DEERS. Once enrolled in to DEERS, you will be able to apply for your newborn’s passport.
  4. To initiate your passport application, make an appointment with 31 FSS Passport office at DSN: 314-632-5404 or Comm: + (39) 0434 30 5404 opt 5, or email 31fss.passports@us.af.mil.
  5. Appointments are available Monday and Tuesday ONLY. Parent(s) and baby are required to be present.
  6. Click here for Birth Abroad Guide

IMPORTANT!! All required documents must be available in order to process your passport application; if not complete, you will be rescheduled.

REMINDER: Overseas travel to the United States will not be possible without a passport.

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