French top up health insurance

Do I really need French top up health insurance?

French top up health insurance is an important part of your life in France. Everyone’s health and personal circumstances are of course different. Some people rarely need to go to the dentist apart from an occasional check-up, do not have to wear glasses or rarely visit their doctor. So if your health feels fine, the …

How to get into the French healthcare system

How to get into the French healthcare system?

If you are living in France or you are considering moving to the country and have made no financial arrangements for your healthcare, then this concerns you. In 2016 France introduced a new universal healthcare system called PUMA with the intention of simplifying access.  The cost of French healthcare is met by a mix of …

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Seeking advice and support on health matters in France

During our lives, there will sometimes be situations when we will need the support, advice and guidance of others. This could be as a result of personal health issues or because a member of our family, our spouse or a friend is experiencing difficult circumstances. When we speak French fluently, this may not feel as …

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Health matters: accessing the French healthcare system

Accessing French healthcare may seem daunting but it’s important to understand how the system works… and potentially avoid a costly medical bill should you or your family become ill. To be considered legally resident in France you must make arrangements for your healthcare, so this post aims to help you by summarising the main options. …