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Guide to health insurance in France

Guide to health insurance in France


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


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


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 dentist

Find a French dentist


Learn more about the qualities of dental care in France with this useful guide to family and children's dentistry, including information on state services and dental health insurance.

French medical terms - dictionary

French medical terms and body parts in French


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.

Where are the world’s healthiest countries?


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?

French Doctors: How to find a doctor in France


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...


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...


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


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


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


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


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.

European Health Insurance Card

EHIC: European Health Insurance Card explained


The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) allows citizens from the EU/EEA and Switzerland to access healthcare when travelling within the EU. What are the procedures for EHIC application and EHIC renewal?

Top tips to maintaining a healthy weight for expats

Top tips to maintaining a healthy weight for expats


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

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