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How to obtain a Numéro de Sécurité Sociale in France fully online with a Passport Talent

The procedure to obtain a French Social Security number online is confusing, also called Numéro de Sécurité Sociale or RNIPP sometimes even called NIR number. This number is required to obtain a Carte ...
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I am a German citizen living in the UK. Will I have health insurance while visiting Germany?

I am a German citizes living in the UK, I am registered with the NHS and have no further health insurance in Germany. I will visit Germany multiple times over the next months, and I wonder whether I ...
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Selecting a health plan in Texas

It's possible that I may move to Texas next year. Ignoring any potential legislation changes, I'd like to understand what my options are going to be, health-care-wise. I will likely earn a respectable ...
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Septoplasty in Vienna

Don't know if this is the best place to ask this question, but if someone is an expat in Vienna and needs to do septoplasty (nasal septum deviation septoplasty), how he can find the right center and ...
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Can you see a medical specialist in the Netherlands without a GP referral?

Suppose you want to consult a medical specialist rather than a general practitioner about an issue you're having: an orthopedist, a neurologist, an otolaryngologist, an opthalmologist and so on (but ...
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Can I visit a doctor in France, and pay for myself, after I leave France?

Background: I have been living in France for 2 years and will be here on a scientist visa for another year. One year from now, I will move to an asian country for work for 3 years. I'm considering ...
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Health care reimbursements from CPAM

I have been registered with CPAM for more than a year now and haven't used the doctor much, but when I have I'm very confused about how much I can expect to be reimbursed or how I can even know. Most ...
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Getting a private health insurance in UK

We are moving from Switzerland to UK in a couple of months and I'm worried about adjusting to the nhs way of doing things. We would like to have: Direct access to a (specific) gynecologist for my ...
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Access to health care services in Catalunya

I'm a UK national living part of the time in Catalunya. I have, and have used, my EHIC card to access health services. However I would like to establish a more permanent arrangement if possible. I ...
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Is it necessary to be a resident in Italy to use the health system for free?

I've moved abroad. Can I still use the health system for free?
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What's the point of declaring a general practitioner ("médecin traitant") in France?

What are the financial consequences not to declare a general practitioner ("médecin traitant") in France? I have a French Social Security as well as a French "mutuel".
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Health insurance for EU citizen moving to US, as working graduate student

I'm moving to the United States later this year, to begin graduate studies. I've heard a lot of talk about healthcare in the US, but never really paid much attention, until now, when it directly ...
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Healthcare in the UK, if you're not entitled to free use of the NHS?

In the UK, almost everyone is covered by the National Health Service (NHS), the publicly funded healthcare system. One of the things about it is that it's free at the point of use, for those who're ...