started by: Raggermuffin-574317 · last update: 1631093975 · posted: 1326730178

Hi can anyone "help" I am so confused. situation as follows! I now live 365 days per year in France. which means I can be covered by S1. and pay for a top up Insurance if necessary. (Not sure yet but think the S1 form has now been completed correctly from UK I will take them to CPAM office tomorrow. ) I have been waiting 3 months for this! My husband who pays UK NIC (works in UK and other countries) He comes home some weekends and holidays I naturally assumed he would also be covered by the S1. But I now understand he should be using a E111. Is this is true and if he is using the E111 can he get a topup Insurance on this. In the likelyhood he was ill or hospitalised then I would expect him to be treated In France with me rather than UK I would very much appreciate any help on this - I seem to be knocked from all areas.!!

started by: Scrawp · last update: 1627813239 · posted: 1627813239

Does anyone know of an English speaking General Practitioner near 79240 L'Absie?

started by: tosborn2 · last update: 1625520251 · posted: 1625144201

Will a French Optician recognise a U.K. contact lens prescription? I see that lenses are cheaper in France. Thanks Tim 

started by: gaynor-champion-870949 · last update: 1621938497 · posted: 1621938497

Hi, does anyone know if the hairdresser in St Thomas sur gironde speaks any English?. Many thanks

started by: angelagrz · last update: 1617434654 · posted: 1617407536

Help I think I have an a ceded tooth and need some urgent treatment - how do I access a dental practice near me . I live in Aulnay,

started by: chris e-576341 · last update: 1617362556 · posted: 1390577840

hi, i am after an english speaking dentist anywhere in the charente.I heard there was one in confolens but she does not seem to speak any more english  than my own dentist in chasseneuil , which is not enough.It is for the usual stuff but not in this case. The problem is I have a gum condition which he is not really sorting out and I cannot get him to understand what is going on so he can give the correct treatment.I do speak reasonable french, but unless you are nearly fluent, medical terms will loose most people. I have  heard there is a dentist  that speaks good english in angouleme somewhere.Does anyone know who this is. I really dont care where the dentist practices, if there is anyone out there who can help and knows one who can speak good english anywhere, I would be obliged.

started by: Lots-578104 · last update: 1610791449 · posted: 1338730282

Just a note to those who may not know ... many medications are only reimbursed 15% by the CPAM but 85% by the top up insurance. Many people think all prescribed medication is reimbursed between 60 and 70% but it isn't. However, 'non-reimbursable' medication is reimbursed by your mutuelle. Just thought this may help those of you who don't have mutuelle perhaps reconsider. I need 3 medications on a permanent basis which are only reimbursable 15% by the CPAM.

started by: Boris123-935014 · last update: 1610738980 · posted: 1384887250

I know this has been asked on here many times but as answers cannot be posted on the site I have to ask it again! Please can anyone recommend an English speaking Doctor in Chalais? We have just moved to the area and trying to get ourselves organised. Many thanks 

started by: Chris-Winter-974438 · last update: 1606477588 · 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: Laura -Thompson -974533 · last update: 1606477305 · posted: 1606421689

Hi, Can anyone recommend a mobile hairdresser in 16500 near Confolens. I am looking for someone who does colour/highlights. Many thanks Laura 

started by: Wendy-Hodgson-975857 · last update: 1605048899 · posted: 1604908448

I need a Doctor near Lorigne? I have moved to France in the last few weeks although haven't yet applied for residency (will be doing). I have and EIC and holiday insurance cover at the moment but need to see a doctor asap. Can I use my EIC if I'm not an 'official resident' yet (only moved across in October so not got the 3 month eligibility yet)? Also, can anyone recommend a local English speaking Doctor who would be able to help with a stye on my eye that is very infected (not a pretty sight) and has lasted for over a week despite bathing in salt water/using tea bags etc. HELP - sods law that I've not had a stye since I was a child and then get one in our first week moving across that just wont go and I don't have a clue what to do.... Any help very gratefully received!! 

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: 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 

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