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The old CPAM number was 0820 90 42 12 and it no longer works!
The New CPAM English Language Helpline - CPAM Tel Number is: 0811 36 36 46
French government's new decision on access to the French healthcare system for inactive citizens from other EU countries (24/01/08)
We are pleased to announce that the French government has acted upon representations made by the Embassy and the British expatriate community and has decided to allow all inactive EU nationals who were resident in France before 23 November 2007 to access healthcare via the CMU, both those who were registered in the CMU and those who were an E106 holder at that time.
The new rules requiring inactive EU nationals from other countries living in France after 23 November 2007 to seek private cover still apply, but will now not retrospectively affect people already resident in France before that date.
This information is based on what we have been told by the French authorities. As some individual experiences have shown so far, the new decision will understandably take time to be fully implemented nationwide, but in the meantime we suggest people seek further information and advice on individual cases by consulting one or more of the following:
Reply from French Health Minister Mme Roselyne Bachelot to representation made by HMA, British Embassy France - Click here for PDF Document
We suggest people seek further information and advice on individual cases from one or more of the following:
French Social Security website: http://www.securite-sociale.fr/comprendre/europe/europe/cmu_inactifs.htm
CPAM English speaking helpline : 0820 90 42 12
Information communicated by:
Léna EATON, Nationwide bilingual Insurers
Tel 02 97 40 80 20