French healthcare is excellent but organised very differently to that in the UK, with a system of reimbursement and top-up insurance. In this section you can find in-depth guides and latest news updates on a wide range of healthcare topics.
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Some glasses and tooth crowns are now free in France
Branded medicines only reimbursed at price of generic
Painkillers go behind counters at French chemists
What’s new in France in 2020: Health
‘Life-changing’ blood test identifies bipolar disorder
Debate: Will fine for users stop drug abuse in France?
Older women risk lives by missing breast cancer checks
Europe losing health battle with measles
Pet power proves a powerful therapy
Paid holiday for carers in France next year
Action plan against medicine shortages in France
Glasses to help tired drivers stay awake
French Carte vitale card to be replaced with an app
France is to start medical cannabis trials this year
Shortages of medicines putting patients at risk
French Mutuelles targeted to boost spending power
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