I am in a position when I need repeat prescriptions for heart and neurological problems. I am not a resident yet as I have only had our house in Burgundy for 18 months. My wife has now retired(I have been retired for 9 Years) so we will be living here almost full time. This time I have prescriptions up to October. We are returning for other reasons so may get another 3 months. I can't get a Carte Vitale as I am not resident for 5 years. I have a EHIC card. Can I get repeat prescriptions locally? What do I do?
Dont worry, its not another of those requests to bung money at somebodys lifechanging moment. I decided it was time to release some of Burgundys finer things from the prison of myself. So I have decided to sponsor myself.I started on the 4 jan and results are ....encouraging. Each 10kgs of weight loss, and I buy myself a top bottle of wine for my future enjoyment. Anybody else on a New Year Resolution that didnt fail after 3 days?
Hi , my family and I have resently moved to france with my husbands work. He had to visit the doctors the other day and was told in order to registor with the doctors he will need a social secuitry number. Can anyone tell me if this is correct and if so how do i get one? thanks emma23
Hi travelling back to the UK for the new year and are travelling after seeing friends in Brittany via the overnight ferry. I suffer from terrible sea sickness and was wondering if anyone know of any wyas to prevent this? Im worried even more as the weather is bad and the sea will be rough at this time of year! Thank for any suggestions.
Does anyone know what treatment is covered on your european health insurance card? Our daughter was originally admitted to hospital as an emergency, for nearly a week and they now want to admit her again for a biopsy.She doesnt have any other medical insurance other tan the EU health card. Should she return to england for this and further investigations/treatment? Have been on the website and it is unclear. Many thanks
Hi all have a couple who have holiday home 2 mths here 2 mths uk etc ,had to call samu as guy 71 was not well so was took to hospital .where he got treatment and has to go back for tests this week but is worried he will have to pay even as he has his ehic card anyone know what is coverd on this card Cheers
Has anyone else had to pay out a small fortune for orthodontic work for children? It looks like our daughter needs work. I have since looked on internet and am staggered by the cost of them. I increase our mutuelle to cover dentistry earlier this year, but have just been told they only offer €100 reimbursement and they have told me that the social security does not reimburse 70% of the total invoice only 70% of the basis of their reimbursement which is not very much. Therefore, leaving us to pay most of it. Just wanted to check other peoples experiences and if orthodontists offer different methods of payment etc Thanks
Is anyone else receiving a series of emails promoting choice/comparison of supplementary health insurance? We have been receiving heaps of them. Which raises the question, has there been a recent change of regulations to enhance competitiveness amongst the health insurers? Does anyone know?
Hi, can anyone tell me if there any AA English speaking groups in Burgundy, I have a friend moving to the area who will need to attend so as to continue thier recovery....there is one in dijon, which will be impossible to get to. I don't for confidential reasons want to mention their postcode, but even if it is not convenient this may help someone else, so any areas in Burgundy. You can hit reply and share with others, if not and you don't want your username recognised please write to me and I will post any info with your consent. With thanks
The news is full of the lack of doctors in rural areas - is it true where you are? I'm a freelancer, researching a piece at the moment about the new government initiatives to entice medical students to take placements in rural areas, and I'm wondering if this if affecting many people already. One GP tells me that there are several areas with only one GP for 15 000 patients, which seems unthinkable - and unworkable. I'd love to hear genuine experiences. If you've had trouble finding a GP, signing n with one, or just facing incredibly long waits for a GP or specialist appointment, please do send me a line (here or messaging). You can be anonymous if you prefer, I just want to be sure I'm giving a true representation of the facts in different areas. Thanks in advance, AD