Question: Is Healthcare Free In France?

How much does it cost to see a doctor in France?

The current cost of a standard visit to a GP (general practitioner) in France is 25 € (Jan 2019) .

For payment and reimbursement, see below.

Visits to specialists and to the hospital cost more, as do home visits and visits at night and weekends..

What kind of healthcare system does France have?

The health care system in France is made up of a fully-integrated network of public hospitals, private hospitals, doctors and other medical service providers. It is a universal service providing health care for every citizen, irrespective of wealth, age or social status.

Do you pay for healthcare in France?

State healthcare in France is not free. Healthcare costs are covered by both the state and through patient contributions. These are known as co-payments. You may have to pay upfront for some treatment.

Is healthcare free in France for tourists?

France has excellent health care and it is open to all. Care is not rationed out and you are guaranteed care regardless of your ability to pay or pre-existing condition. If you have to have medical care and don’t speak French, ask the provider who is treating you if they speak English.