Healthcare in France

Information and fact sheets about the French Health system and the European Health Insurance card.

French Healthcare: The Basics

Healthcare in FranceThe basics of the French health care system; what you are covered for, what you will be charged for and how to claim reimbursements...

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The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

European Health Insurance CardThe European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) entitles you to reduced-cost, sometimes free, medical treatment that becomes necessary while you're in a European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland. The European Health Insurance card, or EHIC is the replacement for the E111...

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The New French Healthcare Rules

The French authorities have changed their domestic rules on eligibility for healthcare services for people not working in France. This means that some people including those retiring to France from other European countries (including the United Kingdom) who were in receipt of a UK state pension or were an E106 holder before 23 November 2007 will continue to be covered under the French healthcare system....

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French Healthcare

Many of those who take the plunge and move to France have either reached French retirement age (60) or are close to it and living on a UK private pension. One of their principal concerns is whether they will be able to get healthcare treatment in France, should they need it...

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