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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.

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.

Medical French terms: I need a doctor!

Medical French terms: I need a doctor!

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Here is a French glossary of medical terms for when you have a doctor's appointment, and French health terms for every-day life in France.

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

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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.

SOS Help: France's English-speaking crisis line

SOS Help: France's English-speaking crisis line

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France's SOS helpline is ready to listen to any of your emergency problems, from emotional breakdowns to feeling homesick or isolated, or just to ask about your mobile bill.

Safety first: pregnant during summertime in France

Safety first: pregnant during summertime in France

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The heat in France can be dangerous for pregnant women, so it's important that mums take a few safety precautions when pregnant during the summer in France.

Addicted expats

Addicted expats

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Rupert Wolfe Murray of Castle Craig Hospital discusses why some expats are tempted by alcohol and how cultural differences can make it difficult to find help.

Picking a primary doctor in France

Picking a primary doctor in France

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For those eligible for French social security, we explain how to make sure you're signed up with a 'médecin traitant'. Here's a guide to choosing a doctor in France.

The European Health Insurance Card explained

The European Health Insurance Card explained

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A new card has replaced many of the medical assistance forms used by European citizens when travelling or working outside their own countries. Here are the details.

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