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started by: Laura -Thompson -974533 · last update: 1603202779 · posted: 1603202779

Hi all, Just done the big move from the UK to Esse 16500, second week in and absolutely loving it! Can anyone please tell me if there are any doctors in the area that they can recommend? Thanks in advance Laura 

started by: Chris-Winter-974438 · last update: 1603098568 · posted: 1603098568

Can any one tell us where we can go in L'absie  to get a nurse to administer our Flu jabs?

started by: Scrawp · last update: 1601199249 · posted: 1601109581

Does anyone know of an English-speaking GP in L'Absie/Moncoutant (79240) area?

started by: Warwick and Jo-781227 · last update: 1600254754 · posted: 1495121235

Can anyone recommend an opthalmologue who specialises in glaucoma in the southern Deux Sevres area.

started by: James-Thompson-901011 · last update: 1600254751 · posted: 1496051659

I live in Chef Boutonne, south of Niort. Can anybody recommend an osteopath nearby? I would prefer English speaking if possible but doesn't really matter. 

started by: K&A · last update: 1600254748 · posted: 1496561339

We live in the Confolens area and for some reason we have never managed to register with a dentist. Can anyone recommend a good dentist in the area, ideally English speaking, but being good is most important.  I know that you will have to email me directly with any recommendations as we can't put these up on this site.Also I have not been able to work out if in France they do check- ups and have hygienists in the way they do in the UK? Thanks for any help and advice anyone can offer.

started by: POCHAHONTAS · last update: 1600254743 · posted: 1497361756

Anyone in the Jonzac/Mirambeau areas with a diagnosis of Parkinsons disease ?  my husband has just been diagnosed and I would just like to chat with anyone with inside knowledge of the ins and outs and what to expect in France (provided we don't have to return to the UK after Brexit !!) ....am intending to go to the next Parkinson.fr meeting in Jonzac, but just wanted to know if there is anyone English speaking who has experience of this please ? Thankyou

started by: 23904505 · last update: 1600254739 · posted: 1497958898

I know one cannot mention businesses by name but I have just been to the dentist in L'Absie (there's only one - he's in the phonebook) and just wanted to say that he is a real professional and very thorough.  His practice is ultra modern and he does have an assistant - which many dentists do not have.   My particular problem extraction required quite a lot of work and I felt nothing apart from the usual discomfort of trying to open my mouth as wide as a hippopotamus   Worth traveling a few miles  to.  (Also, he was able to see me within a fortnight).

started by: Juliewood57 · last update: 1600254734 · posted: 1499773342

Hican anyone recommend a physiotherapist to treat a shoulder in the verteuil/Ruffec area?

started by: James-Thompson-901011 · last update: 1600254731 · posted: 1499933346

I have tried the Osteopath in Chef but she has no appointments for a month apparently. Can anybody recommend another osteopath within an hour of chef boutonne? Thanks 

started by: crossover-548649 · last update: 1600254728 · posted: 1500579101

HelloI'm really confused about the reimbursement system from CPAM for my recent visits to the doctor.  Here's the story:1st visit to doctor - paid him 25 euros. Got 16.50 back from CPAM and 7.50 from Mutuelle (I know they retain 1.00 euro). Mutuelle paid 1) total amount of medication when I presented prescription at the chemist and 2) fees at laboratory for tests. 2nd visit to doctor - paid him 25 euros. Got 14.50 back from CPAM and 7.50 from Mutuelle.  Again prescription and lab fees were paid in full by Mutuelle.3rd visit to doctor - this was for my husband and myself.  Paid doctor 50.00 euros.  I received 12.50 from CPAM and 7.50 from Mutuelle.  Prescription was paid in full by Mutuelle. I received 12.50 from CPAM and 7.50 from Mutuelle.  My husband did not receive anything from CPAM but he did receive 7.50 from Mutuelle.  He received advice only and no testing or prescription was necessary.So my question is: why is there a difference in the CPAM refunds and why did my husband not receive a refund.  Any light that can be thrown on this would help me understand the system a bit more.  Many thanks.

started by: PoorbutHappy · last update: 1600254723 · posted: 1500981732

I need to get one of these done. Has anyone who has diabetes had one of these tests done in the Confolens area? If so, could you pass on the contact details of where it was done.

started by: irenef-639444 · last update: 1600254720 · posted: 1501498223

My husband and I are in the process of applying for our Carte Vitale having decided to apply for French Residence.  We bought our Maison Secondaire some 12 years ago having previously used it for long vacations - up to three months.  Our health care in France has, up to now been covered by UK Annual Travel Insurance with upgrades for length of stay and Age plus our EHIC (UK).  However, since our retirement we have also spent five months a year in the USA.  The other issue we have is that my husband reaches his 80th Birthday next month.  What we would like is to have travel insurance to cover our stay in the USA as one trip as we will then be in France for the rest of the year.  Can anyone suggest an Insurance Company that would provide cover.  We do know that there is a possibility of refund of emergency costs from CPAM for French Residents but that is not guaranteed.  Thank you in advance for suggestions. 

started by: Lou-Sissons-907482 · last update: 1600254716 · posted: 1502982403

Hello! My husband (retired) and I (soon to be retired) are planning to relocate to this area next year. Whilst we have done a lot of research, we are still unsure about the cost of medical care/insurance and have heard that many people sell up in France and return to England because of this factor. I was hoping you might offer some advice. I wanted to get real information from someone in the know. Many thanks.

started by: hellesbelles · last update: 1600254711 · posted: 1505818628

My Dad is in need of a chiropodist and lives near Sauze Vaussais. Does anyone know of one and also how much he would expect to pay? Thanks

started by: gaynor-champion-870949 · last update: 1600254708 · posted: 1506078965

Hi does anybody know of an English speaking dentist not too far from mirambeau as my French isn't good enough.

started by: alanjcoote · last update: 1600254703 · posted: 1507112781

Any advice on where to get this seasons Flu jab? I hear there is a particularly nasty Flu virus doing the rounds at the moment. Or shall I just go see the Doc? 

started by: Judith-Abel-867897 · last update: 1600254700 · posted: 1507296353

Could anyone recommend a good dentist within reasonable driving distance from Ruffec / Mansle. A bit of English would be useful. We're struggling to find places that are taking new patients.  Thanks in advance

started by: Allen61 · last update: 1600254697 · posted: 1507111068

Hello, I received a carte vital last year and I notice it has a Fin des droits which is coming up soon. Can anyone explain what it means in practice (I can do the translation)?Many Thanks

started by: StrayCats-563722 · last update: 1600254694 · posted: 1507904202

I had a dental abscess in August and my dentist was on holiday. I made a list of local dentists and started to ring around - gave up after the first 3 because they said that appointments would not be available until Jan 2018. I had eye surgery for a hole in the retina in March of this year and now need a checkup but I'm told that the earliest appointment for a retina checkup is Jan 2018. Dental abscess's and eye surgery are important matters at my age, 75, and I'm staggered at the amount of time I have to wait for these appointments. A year or so ago I didn't have any problems arranging appointments.Does anyone know if anything new is happening in the French health system? Jan 2018 seems to be significant as far as eye and dental services are concerned here in the Charente Maritime/Saintes area.

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