Health Insurance

To work in France, you need to have valid health insurance. You should take it with you each time you need to see a doctor. There are three options of insurance:

  • For all EU citizens: European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) gives you the same access to public treatment as French people have. You also have the right to free medical care in case of chronic disease. However, please be aware that for most of the treatment services in France, you will need to pay at the time of treatment or before. You will be reimbursed once you are back home:
    a. For a consultation with a physician or a registered dentist, you will have to pay 70% of the fee in advance.
    b. A stay in a public hospital requires 100% of the fee payable within the first 24 hours of your stay.
    To get EHIC, you must apply for it in your local health authority before you go abroad. EHIC is required for each member of the family, including children.
    As its validity is different according to the country that delivers it, you should contact your local health authority to determine exactly how long you can use your EHIC in France.
    Attention: EHIC card does not replace travel insurance!
  • For students: Euro -26 cards and International Student Identity Cards (ISIC) are accepted but must be accompanied by health insurance for students and young people aged 16 and more. As well as health insurance (though you will have to pay the first €50), this card gives you free access to all public museums in France, and lot of discounts in shops and restaurants.
    You should buy your health insurance and your ISIC/Euro 26 card before you arrive in France. You can buy your card over the internet or from retailers and travel agents.

    For further information, visit the ISIC official website: http://www.isic.org/

  • Tellus Group teamed up with AVI International to provide a comprehensive health insurance package.
AVI / Tellus Group Health Insurance

Click here to view the details of the insurance package

AVI / Tellus Group Health Insurance

Click here to purchase your health insurance

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