Imagine once you have settled in the country of destination that you have chosen for your internship mobility you get sick or have an accident. In this situation you might not know the different administrative measures that have been set up. Mobi Trainee has the answers to all your questions!
An internship in a European country
If you decide to make an Erasmus+ mobility, you need to have a European health insurance card. As a French student, you can ask for this card to you health insurance company, such as Ameli.fr. You will receive this card two or three weeks after ordering it. This card is valid for two years.
What is this European health insurance card for?
This card will allow you to cover all your medical expenses, even if youg o to the hospital. Just be careful because some medical organisations do not accept this card, as only public organisms accept it.
What should you do if you do not have your European health insurance card?
Keep all your medical expenses receipts so you can be properly refunded once you will be back home. The only thing you have to do is fill out an invoice available on the Ameli.fr website. You can the send it to your health insurance company.
Is your Erasmus+ mobility imminent?
Is your mobility happening soon? Don’t worry, your student insurance will send you a provisional certificate that has a three-month validity. This certificate will have the same utility as the European health insurance card.
Internships outside Europe
If you choose a non-European country you will certainly have to pay all your medical expenses in advance an you will be refunded once you are back to France. Keep properly your receipts and health certificates. In the United States, for example, medical treatments are extremely expensive.
Keep in mind that you will be refunded according to french prices. This means that if you have paid 5€ for a box of Paracetamol in a foreign country, you will be refunded in France according to the french price for this same box.
The particular case of Quebec
The french students who go to Quebec may profit of a publicly provided social protection thanks to the agreements between France and Quebec. The agreement concerning social protection claims that French students who are staying in Quebec can have the same rights as Quebeckers, without having to pay any further contribution.
To acquire this protection, ask your health insurance company for a document that proves the acceptation of those rights. Once in Quebec you will have to register to the local health insurance management organism in order to obtain the coverage to pay for your medical fees.
Mobi Trainee has certainly answered all your questions concerning the European health insurance card. An advice: anticipate the administrative procedures for a better departure.