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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.

A guide to French healthcare system - healthcare in France

A guide to the French healthcare system

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

Having a baby in France

Having a baby in France and maternity leave in France

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If you're having a baby in France, here's a guide to giving birth in France including prenatal care, delivery, aftercare and maternity leave in France, as well as paternity leave in France.

French medical terms - dictionary

French medical terms and body parts in French

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A complete list of French medical terms to visit a doctor or hospital in France. Use this French-English medical dictionary to visit a doctor or get medicine in French.

Hygge

When hygge isn’t enough

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Hygge is a particularly Danish sentiment. It’s more than happiness. More than contentment with your lot in life. Hygge is the word that describes a laidback, blissful shared moment where everything feels right with the world.

Where are the world’s healthiest countries?

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Where would a hunt for the world’s healthiest countries take you? Which country boasts the healthiest national diet, the healthiest lifestyle and environment, and the best health system? What does “healthy” mean to you?

Avoiding the catch-22 of expat lifestyle

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What’s the best way to avoid the “expat blues”—feeling low and lonely when you first arrive in a country? Go out. Make friends. Have fun. Be as busy and committed to your social life when you leave the office as you are during the working day.

Aetna: Destinations for expat families

The top lifestyle destination countries for expat families

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Most parents want their children to be healthy and happy; to be bright, creative and physically fit; and to let nothing get in the way of fulfilling their potential and leading a rich, rewarding life.

French Doctors: How to find a doctor in France

French Doctors: How to find a doctor in France

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If you don't first register with a French doctor, you risk paying higher doctor fees; this guide explains what you need to register with a doctor in France, or 'médecin traitant'.

Private health insurance

Private health insurance: How to choose the best policy and health insurer...

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If you're considering private health insurance, finding the right health insurance plan or health insurance company can be time consuming. This guide explains how to choose the right private health insurance for you.

International Health Insurance for Expats

International health insurance: How to choose between local or expat insura...

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International health insurance for expats: How to choose between local insurance or an international health insurance plan. When is expat medical insurance necessary?

Major hospitals in Paris and around France

Major hospitals in Paris and around France

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This guide to French hospitals lists the major hospitals in Paris plus the major hospitals in France, as well explains what you need to visit a French hospital or in an emergency.

How to find a doctor abroad guide for expats

How to find a doctor abroad for English-speaking expats

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How to find a doctor abroad: non-profit organisation IAMAT has helped travellers and expats find English-speaking doctors abroad for 50 years. See how their doctor search works.

Expath health insurance: Select your health insurance abroad following 5 tips

Expat health insurance: How to choose the best expat insurance

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Expat health insurance: We help you find the best expat health insurance with these five tips. Which expat health insurance do you need for your situation?

SOS helpline France

SOS Help: helpline in France for English speakers

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SOS Help is a helpline in France focused on helping English speakers deal with emergency problems, from emotional breakdowns to feeling homesick or isolated, or just a question ask about a mobile bill.



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