Dentist is a supplementary insurance which has totally different rules to standard medical insurance. And it is pretty unlikely that travelling to France to see a doctor will be classed as emergency treatment...
Officially, in France as in UK, you have to be registered with one GP (family doctor) before visiting- but some will accept you on a temporary, one off basis if you pay there and then. Some doctors agree to being paid the standard French charge, so do not and work on private basis and charge extra on top: 9.1. Doctors in France - Médecins Généralistes
Before you can receive treatment (other than in an emergency) you need to register with a doctor (GP).
As we outlined in Section 6
, the process of registering with a doctor
commences when you join the health system, normally through your local Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie (CPAM)
if you are 'non-active'. They will give you a form to complete, which should be returned via your doctor when you make a visit.
Until you obtain your health insurance card (carte vitale
) you will be given a receipt (feuille de soins
) by your doctor when you pay for medical services.
The doctor will also issue you with a prescription that you should take to the chemist to obtain your medicines.
The chemist should attach sticky labels on your feuille
that gives details of the cost of the medicine. If the chemist does not do it, you will find the labels on the medicine containers and you need to do it yourself.
You will need to take both the feuille
, the prescription and your attestation
(or European Health Insurance Card details) to your local CPAM for reimbursement. The feuille de soins
will need to be signed by you.
The charging policy for GPs is fairly straightforward.
If you see your doctor the standard charge for a consultation is €23 (2012).
There are slightly higher rates for children under 2 years (€28) and for those aged 2 to 6 years of age (€26)