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If you are injured or become ill during your holiday in France, there are several things to consider depending on whether it is an emergency or planned treatment, and whether you are an EU-citizen or not.

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Emergency treatment in France

This articles provides you with information on emergency treatment during a trip to France. What you need to know concerning healthcare access in France as an EU citizen and as a non-EU citizen.

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Planned treatment in France

Since 2011, patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare are specified by the EU-directive 2011/24/EU. Since then, the same right has applied to all EU citizens, regardless of their Member State.

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Medication and pharmacies

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Emergency numbers

Emergency numbers in the EU and in France.

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