Healthcare in France

Your complete guide to the French healthcare system

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Healthcare rights for early retirees

If you quality as an early retiree, make sure you stay ahead of the rules and regulations in order to receive the same healthcare rights as French nationals.

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Healthcare rights for early retirees

If you quality as an early retiree, make sure you stay ahead of the rules and regulations in order to receive the same healthcare rights as French nationals.

Cigna Health Insurance

Expat Healthcare in France

To lift the lid on the complex entity that is the French healthcare system, we’ve sourced some introductory information from our friends at Cigna Global, a leading global healthcare provider.

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Going into a clinic for an operation

A hospital visit can be stressful in any country and any language, more so when you are abroad. If you know what to expect, it can help reduce that stress slightly. A reader shares a first-hand account of a recent visit to a

The gym

Give your gym vocab a work out

Gym equipment can be confusing at the best of times – even when the instructions are in English. So welcome to our essential guide to vocab for the gym. Or, we should say, “la salle de sport”.

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Accessing the French healthcare system

The WHO regularly rates the French healthcare system as amongst the best in the world. So for UK nationals planning a move to France, the question is not “can France offer me the same standard of healthcare as the UK?” but “how will I get access to the benefits of the French health service?”