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Hospital treatment

Posted by sandpiper - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by Foxie-986308 - 3 years ago

Just a heads up - if it isn't classed as emergency treatment you may receive a bill from the NHS in a couple of months for 30 per cent of the cost. because only 70 per cent of medical costs in France are covered by the state. However you shouldn't be charged if it was emergency, and you might not be charged anyway because the half the NHS doesn't know what their other half is doing. However that is their policy, so better warned.

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Posted by moi-383589 - 3 years ago

From the NHS UK EHIC website

'In France, a doctor has to confirm that you are really in need of an ambulance service, otherwise you’ll have to carry the cost of the ambulance transport. Alternatively, you could use a light medical vehicle (véhicule sanitaire léger – VSL) to get to hospital'

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcareabroad/countryguide/Pages/healthcareinFrance.aspx