Step 7.4

Healthcare in France

Your Healthcare in France

Your healthcare provider during your stay in France will differ, depending on your personal situation.

Please consult the table below, to find out who your healthcare provider will be, and how to ensure that you are well covered.

Your country of permanent residence The length of your stay Your healthcare coverage provider Procedure to follow
A member country of the European Union, European Economic Area, or Switzerland Any length of stay, as long as you do not plan on working in France (internship, apprenticeship, etc.)

* if your academic program requires to have a work experience in France, then you MUST register for the French National Health Insurance.

Your European healthcare provider

* if you are not covered by a European healthcare provider, you must register for the French National Health Insurance

Nothing to be done, but do be sure to have your valid European Health Insurance Card on you for each medical visit.
Any other country Less than 3 months A private international insurance provider We strongly recommend that you purchase an international insurance for the full period of your stay in France.
Any other country Over 3 months The French National Health Insurance Register for the French National Health Insurance upon your arrival in France.


In short, no matter what visa you arrive in France with,
as long as you stay here for over 3 months,
you may be covered by the French National Health Insurance

To subscribe to the French National Health Insurance, you will need to register online as soon as you arrive, as you will not be covered before finalizing your registration on

IMPORTANT : You must register for the French National Health Insurance on BEFORE applying to the CAF Housing Allowance.
During your French National Health Insurance registration on, you will be asked to provide the following documents, in electronic format :

  • Passport ID page / national ID card
  • Visa or Residence Permit for your stay in France
  • Civil status document (one of the following: copy of your birth certificate (issued by your local government, if living in birth country, or issued by your consulate, if living outside of your birth country), a family record book (livret de famille), or marriage certificate)
  • Enrollment certificate for the current academic year (available on INSIDE > HUB > Useful Administrative Documents)
  • French bank account references (Relevé d’identité bancaire (RIB)) to receive your reimbursements (bank accounts can be opened during the Forum on our International Welcome Day)


Any student can see a family doctor in France.  

No insurance plan is needed to see a general practicioner. An appointment costs 25 Euros, which must be paid at the end of the appointment. The student may or may not be reimbursed depending on the student’s insurance coverage. 

You can also get contact information for a doctor and make an appointment online on QARE or DOCTOLIB

Rouen campus  

NEOMA BS has an agreement with the Rouen University health department, Service Universitaire de Médecine Préventive et de Promotion de la Santé (SUMPPS – the University Department of Preventive Medicine and the Promotion of Health) which allows our students to consult there for free. 

Maison de l’Universite (Student Centre)

Rue Lavoisier- 1st Floor 

76130 Mont Saint Aignan 


It is very important to keep a copy of all medical bills you may acquire during your stay in France.

If you are covered by a European Health Insurance or a private international health plan, please contact your insurance provider about how to get reimbursed for your medical fees.

If you have registered with the French National Health Insurance, you may be reimbursed up to 60/70% of your medical fees. To get reimbursed following a doctor’s appointment, you must fill out and send the ‘feuille de soins’ that you will have received from the doctor, to:

CPAM de la Vienne

Service Etudiants Etrangers
41 rue du Touffenet
86043 Poitiers Cédex 9

You can track your reimbursements and find additional information by creating your account on


Students registered with the French National Health Insurance may be reimbursed up to 60-70% of their medical fees. The remaining 30-40% are covered by the student.

This may not seem much when considering a 25-Euro family doctor’s appointment. But anything else (a hospital visit, a cast, an x-ray, etc.) costs much more, which is why we strongly advise students to subscribe to supplementary health insurance coverage (mutuelle, in French).

For as little as 10 – 15 Euros per month, students’ coverage may be greatly improved.

See the MGEL and SMENO offers for moe information!


112 – European emergencies

15 – SAMU (Emergency medical service)

16 – Fire brigade

17 – Police

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