Five days of free medical checks in Milan

Winter Village will promote a healthy lifestyle.

From 18 to 22 January, Milan residents and visitors alike will be able to enjoy free medical and dental check-ups in an initiative sponsored by city hall and supported by eight companies in the health industry.

At the Winter Village in Via Mario Pagano, free consultations will be available with specialists in cardiology, diabetics, general medicine, hypertension, eyesight, psychiatry, urology and dental hygiene.

The village will also host conferences, workshops, show cooking with tastings of healthy foods, and multimedia explanations of how the body functions.

No doctor’s prescription is needed, and check-ups need not be booked in advance: visitors will simply take a numbered ticket and see how many people are before them in line. The village will be open from 10.00 to 19.00 on each of the five days.

The space will be divided into four theme areas: healthy eating and responsible drinking; cultivating prevention and ongoing therapies; a digital demonstration on knowing how the human body works and which lifestyles bring risk; and a conference area for following in-depth talks and demonstrations.

The event website explains the initiative in detail, and includes a downloadable programme and map in PDF format to take with you for the visit – you will need a PDF reader app such as Acrobat to read or print it.

Winter Village was organised by ONDA, the non-profit National Observatory on Women’s Health, and supported by Milan city hall and the Lombardy regional government.