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:confused:Hello,

We are hoping to move next year to France myself 58yrs my wife 48yrs and our granddaughter who will be 4 next birthday. Where do we go to sort out a French Doctor and transfer of medications etc we already have ?
 

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:confused:Hello,

We are hoping to move next year to France myself 58yrs my wife 48yrs and our granddaughter who will be 4 next birthday. Where do we go to sort out a French Doctor and transfer of medications etc we already have ?
Just go to your local doctor with copies of your medications and prescription and they will be able to renew them for you. I had no trouble with this when we moved here last year. Get the doctor and pharmacist to provide the brown forms (feuilles des soin) which you will need for reimbursement when you get your Carte Vitale. You will have to pay up front for the doctor and pharmacy.

There's a big thread on here about how the system works but from personal experience I can tell you its a really good system and the standard of care is excellent.

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As David says - your prescriptions will probably be understood by the GP you choose - but first of all you will need to ensure you are eligible for a Carte Vitale here - ie covered by the French social security system, to the tune of 70%. You need to discuss your situation with Dept of Health or whatever in Newcastle. Based on recent UK NI payments you may be covered for a certain period in France - possiby as much as 2 years. After that, if you do not work here, you will need private health insurance until you reach retirement age and the UK takes over responsibility again for (70%) of your health costs, assuming you have being paying NI contributions for 31 years or more.
 

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Thank you all,

I will start at the Dept of Health in Newcastle and see whats what. We have paid NI all these years.

Cameron
 
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