Emergency And Health Care in Paris

Emergency And Health Care in Paris: Students are required to carry their own health and accident insurance (“couverture sociale”) or be covered by the French Social Security system. Coverage is required from the date of their departure from their country of residence until their return.

All EU citizens staying in France must obtain the form E111 before leaving their country. They are entitled to use the French Social Security system, which refunds up to 70% of medical expenses (but sometimes less, for instance dental treatment). Nationals of non-EU countries should take out health insurance before leaving home. Consultations and prescriptions have to be paid for in full, and are reimbursed, in part, on receipt of a completed form.

If students undergo treatment while in France, the doctor will give them a prescription and a feuille de soins (statement of treatment). The doctor’s consultation fee is about 20 Euros for a general practitioner (“médecin généraliste”) and 30 Euros for a specialist. The medication will carry vignettes (little stickers) which you must stick onto your feuille de soins. Send this, the prescription and form E111, to the local Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie (CPAM, in the phone book under Sécurité Sociale). Refunds can take over a month to come through.

English Speaking Hospitals and doctors in Paris

  • Dr. Julia Bache, Centre Hospitalier Franco-Britannique, 3, rue Barbés, 92200 Levallois Perret, Metro: Anatole France, Tel: 01-4639-2234 or 2222
  • Dr. Gunita Jolly, Centre Hospitalier Franco-Britannique, 3, rue Barbès, 92300 Levallois Perret, tel:
  • Dr. Marie-Thérèse Hubsch, 3 rue Tronchet, 75008 Paris,  01-47-42-28-24
  • Dr. Nancy Salzman, 36 rue du Colisée, 75008 Paris, Metro: St-Philippe du Roule, Tel:  01-4563- 1843
  • Dr. Francis Slattery, 10 Av. d’Elyau, 75016 Paris, Metro: Trocadero, Tel:  01-4742-0234
  • Dr. Jurgen Tredup, 27 rue Saint Ambroise, 75011 Paris, Metro: St-Ambroise, Tel:  01-4355-0321
  • Dr Stephen Wilson, 54, rue des Archives, 75004 Paris, Metro: Hotel de Ville or Rambuteau, Tel:  01-4887-2110


American Hospital, 63 Boulevard Victor Hugo, 92200 Neuilly sur Seine, tel:  0 1 46 41 25 25, Metro Pont de Neuilly.

Centre Hospitalier Franco-Britannique, 3, rue Barbès, 92300 Levallois-Perret, tel :  01 46 39 22 22

English Speaking Health Information Service (E.S.H.I.S.), 42 rue Monge, 75005 Paris, tel.  01 43 07 32 16

In extreme cases which require immediate hospitalisation or are life threatening, Ambulances de l’Assistance publique (  01 43 78 26 26) will ensure the rapid transport of any sick person to the nearest French hospital. You can also call the SAMU at  01 45 67 50 50 For transportation to the American Hospital, call the hospital at  01 46 41 25 25.

Police: 17

Fire: 18

SOS in French:  01 46 21 31 31

SOS in English:  01 47 23 80 80

SOS Infirmiers (Nurses) (

House calls 8pm-midnight; daytime Sat-Sun

SOS Médecins -Doctors-( Doctors make house calls.

Urgences Médicales de Paris ( Doctors make house calls. Some speak English

Urgences Dentaires de Paris ( Open 8am-10pm. They offer advice by phone or refer you to nearby dentists; after 10pm all are sent to the H⌠pital de la SalpΩtrière. SOS Dentaire (Dentists) 87 bd Port-Royal, 13th ( M° Gobelin, RER Port-Royal. Open 8-11.45pm. Emergency dental care.

Pharma Presto ( Open 24-hours. Delivery from Sam-6pm. They deliver prescription medication (non-prescription exceptions can be made), in association with Dérhy.

Pharmacie des Halles 10 bd de Sébastopol, 4th ( M° Châtelet. Open 9am-midnight Mon-Sat; 9am-10pm Sun.

Dérhy/Pharmacie des Champs 84 av des Champs-Elysées, 8th ( M° George V. Open 24-hr.

Matignon 2 rue Jean-Mermoz, 8th ( M° Franklin D. Roosevelt. Open 8.30am-2am daily.

Pharmacie Européenne de la Place de Clichy, 6 place de Clichy, 9th ( M° Place de Clichy. Open 24-hr.

Pharmacie de la Place de la Nation, 13 pl de la Nation, 11th ( M° Nation. Open Sam-midnight daily.

Pharmacie d’Italie, 61 av d’Italie, 13th ( M° Tolbiac. Open 8am-midnight Mon-Sat; 9am-midnight Sun.