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A guide to accessing the French healthcare system, including finding a doctor or specialist, going to the hospital, dentists and emergency services. Healthcare in France also requires mandatory health insurance.
France's healthcare system provides some of the best public healthcare in the world, although private health insurance is necessary for certain circumstances.
If you're having a baby in France, here's a guide to giving birth in France including prenatal care, delivery, aftercare and maternity leave in France, as well as paternity leave in France.
Hygge is a particularly Danish sentiment. It’s more than happiness. More than contentment with your lot in life. Hygge is the word that describes a laidback, blissful shared moment where everything feels right with the world.
Where would a hunt for the world’s healthiest countries take you? Which country boasts the healthiest national diet, the healthiest lifestyle and environment, and the best health system? What does “healthy” mean to you?
What’s the best way to avoid the “expat blues”—feeling low and lonely when you first arrive in a country? Go out. Make friends. Have fun. Be as busy and committed to your social life when you leave the office as you are during the working day.
Most parents want their children to be healthy and happy; to be bright, creative and physically fit; and to let nothing get in the way of fulfilling their potential and leading a rich, rewarding life.
For our parents and grandparents, it was the stuff of science fiction. The idea of a small, portable device that could help diagnose illness and carry seemingly limitless information about medical conditions was a fantasy from the era of the 1960s space race. As the crew of Star Trek boldly went...
If you don't first register with a French doctor, you risk paying higher doctor fees; this guide explains what you need to register with a doctor in France, or 'médecin traitant'.
If you're considering private health insurance, finding the right health insurance plan or health insurance company can be time consuming. This guide explains how to choose the right private health insurance for you.
International health insurance for expats: How to choose between local insurance or an international health insurance plan. When is expat medical insurance necessary?
This guide to French hospitals lists the major hospitals in Paris plus the major hospitals in France, as well explains what you need to visit a French hospital or in an emergency.
How to find a doctor abroad: non-profit organisation IAMAT has helped travellers and expats find English-speaking doctors abroad for 50 years. See how their doctor search works.
Expat health insurance: We help you find the best expat health insurance with these five tips. Which expat health insurance do you need for your situation?
SOS Help is a helpline in France focused on helping English speakers deal with emergency problems, from emotional breakdowns to feeling homesick or isolated, or just a question ask about a mobile bill.