Health coverage and other compulsory insurances (civil liability and repatriation insurance)
Settling in a new country raises a lot of questions. What should you do in case of illness? How can you obtain health coverage services in France? Here you will find everything you always wanted to know about the French social security system (but were afraid to ask).
The French use the terms "Assurance Maladie", "Sécurité Sociale" and "CPAM" indifferently. All of these terms refer to the same body and the same benefits: the social security’s health insurance.
For more information, you can check:
- The list of English speaking doctors in Paris and Île-de-France on the website of the Australian Embassy in Paris.
- Our glossary of health terms (see below)
- The guide « Vos droits en matière de sécurité sociale en France » by the European Community (in French)
- The list of emergency numbers in France (see below)