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A guide to healthcare in France

A guide to healthcare in France

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A guide to accessing the French healthcare system, including mandatory French health insurance, finding a doctor or specialist, going to hospital and emergency services.

Guide to health insurance in France

Guide to health insurance in France

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France's healthcare system provides some of the best public healthcare in the world, although private health insurance is necessary for certain circumstances.

Having a baby in France

Having a baby in France

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If you're having a baby in France, here's a guide to French prenatal care, delivery, aftercare, and maternity leave in France.

Top tips to maintaining a healthy weight for expats

Top tips to maintaining a healthy weight for expats

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Keeping yourself at the right weight is a key way to ensure good heart health — and it turns out it’s the little decisions you make during your busy expat life are the ones that make a big difference.

How breastfeeding is viewed around the world

How breastfeeding is viewed around the world

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When deciding whether to breastfeed, each new mother is influenced not only by her physical ability and personal beliefs, but also by social and cultural customs. But how much do attitudes to breastfeeding differ around the world?

How to prepare for expat emergencies when living overseas

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Before relocating overseas, you must first consider these eight important factors to ensure that you are ready to face any medical emergency or accident you might encounter in your new country.

French medical dictionary: I need a doctor!

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Here is a French medical dictionary you need for when you visit a doctor or hospital, plus a list of French healthcare terms.

5 tips to choose the right expat health insurance

5 tips to choose the right expat health insurance

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Finding the right health insurance that covers an expat lifestyle is vital: These tips and questions will help you choose the best expat health insurance for you.

The European Health Insurance Card explained

The European Health Insurance Card explained

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Citizens from the EU/EEA and Switzerland can get a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to access free or reduced-cost healthcare when travelling within the EU – here’s how it works.

Expat healthcare: Local versus global coverage

Expat healthcare: Local versus global coverage

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Some important questions are answered to help expats choose which healthcare insurance offers adequate coverage for a transient expat lifestyle.

Get your health in check before you relocate overseas

Get your health in check before you relocate overseas

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What health considerations do you need to consider if you’re moving halfway across the world?

Find an English-speaking doctor abroad

Find an English-speaking doctor abroad

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For 50 years, the non-profit IAMAT has helped travellers find medical help in English. How can IAMAT improve your health situation while living abroad?

Major hospitals around France

Major hospitals around France

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What and where are the major hospitals in Paris, and around France? We list the main hospitals in France.

Moving to France: What is the current healthcare situation?

Moving to France: What is the current healthcare situation?

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Our expert Steven Grover explores French healthcare for expats.

Private health insurance: Choosing the right policy and health insurer for you

Private health insurance: Choosing the right policy and health insurer for...

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Everyone should have health insurance, but finding the right coverage can be time consuming. Here's a guide on how to choose the right health insurance for you.

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