Healthcare is one of the most fundamental factors to sort out when you move abroad. Fortunately, if you are moving to France, the healthcare system is fairly straightforward to navigate. From making sure you have coverage to picking up your prescription, InterNations has compiled an expat guide to help with your medical needs when you relocate.
With France’s healthcare system operating under a hybrid public and private insurance model, it is easy enough to get medical coverage in France. The comparatively cheap price tag is a welcome surprise for many expats. Though France is said to have one of the best healthcare systems worldwide, residents can expect to pay relatively little for their treatment. About 70% of the costs are reimbursed by social security — in case of serious or life-threatening illnesses, it is even 100%. For anything not covered by the state’s social security plan, top-up insurance takes care of (most of) the rest.