What should I remember?
Updated August 2020 4-minutes read
Updated August 2020 4-min read
Health insurance is mandatory in France and understanding it works can be quite a pickle, even for French citizens! Don’t worry though, we’ll walk you through what’s essential: how can you apply, how much is it, what does it cover…
We will also introduce you to the Carte Vitale and explain why you should always carry it with you 😉
Here is a quick recap’ of what you need to remember:
- Registration to the French Healthcare is mandatory if you are staying more than 3 months.
- Registration is free. Once registered, you will receive a ‘Carte Vitale‘, a physical card with a chip in it that you use to identify yourself for healthcare.
- Registration is done online, application is available in English, Spanish and French. A tutorial has also been translated in Mandarin and Arabic.