Healthcare lexicon

All essential keywords to know to take care of your health

  • Social Security: This is an institution with  several branches that  takes  care of protecting  individuals  from  illness, unemployment and accidents.
  • Social Security regime: The  regime corresponds to the  branch of Social Security  you are obligated to belong to. This  regime will, for example, determine  reimbursement  amounts.
  • Assurance maladie: This is the  healthcare  insurance  that  covers  your  medical  reimbursements.
  • Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie: This is the  physical center you  can go to if you have problems  with affiliation, reimbursements, etc.
  • Carte Vitale: This green card contains information on your Social Security and your  mutual  fund, if you have one. You must always  present it for a medical intervention.
  • European Health Insurance Card: This card, which  you  may  order free of charge, lets  you  travel in Europe and be reimbursed if you have medical  expenses to pay.
  • Tiers-Payant: In certain cases, a third  party  may  pay for your  medical  expenses. In this case, your Carte Vitale must be up to date.
  • The Ameli website: This site allows  you to follow  your  medical interventions and reimbursements, request certifications and order  your Carte Vitale.
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