Healthcare in France

Healthcare in FranceWelcome to our comprehensive guide to the French Healthcare System. Here, you can find answers to your questions about health cover in France, accessing l'Assurance Maladie, getting your carte vitale, the S1 form, or your rights in early retirement, plus useful tips and vocabulary.

An Introduction to Healthcare in France

FAQs on 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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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

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Healthcare in France – An Introduction

Introduction: Although being expensive to maintain – the World Health Organisation has stated that France spends 11% of GDP on healthcare and outranks major countries on this basis – France offers a wide choice of general practitioners and healthcare specialists.

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French healthcare – are you covered?

When it comes to healthcare in France, ‘Be Prepared’ is the motto. Johanna Matthews explains why keeping your fingers crossed and hoping for the best is asking for trouble.