Find the answers to many of your expat questions here

View Latest Posts

You're missing out...

As a member you can enjoy exclusive info and offers.


Are doctors free to charge what they like?

Posted by irishman-180738 - Created: 16 years ago
0 0
Sorry no image available

3 replies (Showing replies: 1 to 3)

Sorry no image available
Posted by irishman-180738 - 16 years ago

Thanks guys

Sorry no image available
Posted by NadiaG-192314 - 16 years ago

There is a rate estabished by the Sécurité Sociale, but some doctors chose to charge more, especially specialists. This is called "dépassement d'honoraires" and is covered by your "mutuelle/complémentaire santé" if you have one.



Sorry no image available
Posted by miajl - 16 years ago

Not sure if it's the same for France and Monaco but I think there is a guiding rate issued by the govt and then depending on the kind of health insurance you have, the doctors can charge you any of the ff:1. the guiding rate2. 20% above guiding rate3. whatever they wantI think you can get a copy of the guiding rates for difft from your insurance company.Hope this helps.