Healthcare in France

Doctor 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 French Healthcare

New to healthcare in France? Read our introductory guide covering important aspects of the French healthcare system, including the S1 form, state healthcare, your médicin traitant, the Tarif de Conventiondépassements, and complementary health insurance.

FrenchEntrée teamed up with Exclusive Healthcare to bring you all the important FAQs on health insurance in France. We also have a directory of insurance providers and can help you compare quotes from leading private health insurers.

French Health Insurance

Find out more information about health cover in France with a few key articles.

Retirees in France

Retiring in France? find out what your rights are and the healthcare you are entitled to.

Going to the Doctor's

Need help and advice when going to the doctors in France? Check out some of our latest updates.

Further information

If you can't find the healthcare information you're looking for please see our articles below.

 

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Why should I consider expat insurance in France?

First things first, the French social security system is considered as one of the best in the world. Since January 2016, everybody working or living in France regularly and stably is entitled to social security coverage. If you work in

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Doctors’ Fees in France

Here is a brief summary of the main fees you will be expected to pay during your visit to the doctor in France, and the applicable reimbursements from the health insurance system and your top-up insurance.

Healthcare in France

What You Need to Know about Health Insurance in France

From the iconic Eiffel Tower, to the scenic wine regions of Bordeaux, or the dazzling French Riviera, it’s easy for expats to have romantic notions of moving to France. As the cultural heart of Europe, the country has been at