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Your healthcare coverage in France

The French social security system offers health insurance to all students free of charge.

Get everything you need to know about how healthcare coverage in France works, how to register with the social security system and how to apply for a reimbursement of your medical costs.

Find out more about other insurance options.

Where and how can I access medical support?

The Sciences Po Health Centre is available on all campuses to provide free and confidential medical appointments in French or English.

Near campus medical services are also open to students:

Health Centre's workshops: care, health and well-being

Sciences Po offers a wide range of resources to help support student wellbeing. These focus on stress management, mindfulness, meditation and creativity.

Discover the workshops.

Promotion & prevention

Our Student Health Representatives (ERS) work alongside staff at the Sciences Po Health Centre to organise initiatives promoting health and wellbeing, raising awareness amongst students and providing information across a variety of themes.

Find out more on health promotion and awareness raising.

In an Emergency

  • Dial 112 for emergency services throughout the European Union
  • Dial 15 for the SAMU (French emergency medical services)
  • Dial 18 for your nearest fire station, which also administers first aid
  • Dial 3624 for SOS médecin, a round-the-clock house visit service (calls cost 12 c/minute)
  • Dial 3114 for any advice or emergency about Suicide
  • Duty chemist/night pharmacies in Île de France (FR) or around France (FR)
  • All hospitals have emergency services (FR)

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