The French National Health insurance covers up to 70% of the medical expenses in France (and in Europe).
We advise you to make sure you are treated by a state healthcare provider in France (médecin conventionné).
“Conventionné” practitioners can fall into one of the following categories:
For your information, a GP consultation costs 25€ in France.
You will usually have to pay for the whole cost of any medical care.
To claim the reimbursement, you must:
The covering letter should be entitled Demande de remboursement - régime EHIC.
If you do not have an EHIC card, you will need to contact your private insurance for reimbursement. In the event of hospitalization, check with your insurer.
IMPORTANT: To get reimbursed 70%, you must declare a French General Practitioner to the chosen reimbursement center (MEP, SMENO or LMDE). He will be your GP for the duration of your stay.
If you do not declare any GP during your stay in France, you will get a reimbursement equivalent to 30% instead of 70%.
So the first time you go to the doctor, bring this form with you and ask him to fill it in. He has to sign and stamp it.
Then when you first claim a reimbursement, you can send the form filled in by the doctor to your reimbursement center with other documents.
At the end of your medical appointment, you pay the doctor.
The doctor will give you a medical form called “FEUILLE DE SOINS” (a statement of the treatment carried out):
To get reimbursed, you must send this form to your reimbursement center
Before sending the medical form, make sure you filled it in as explained above.
Also, if not done, you have to send the below documents to your reimbursement center.
Where to send the documents:
Centre de gestion
59040 Lille cedex
13417 Marseille Cedex 08
IN LILLE AND IN NICE
LMDE ASSURANCE MALADIE
35070 Rennes Cedex 09
You will still have to pay for medical expenses but you will not have to send the “feuille de soins” to be reimbursed as your reimbursement center will get the information electronically through the Carte Vitale.