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The awesome French healthcare system. The good stuff In France, healthcare is universal.
Everyone has access to social security, whether you have a job, are looking for one, or are homeless. Same for prescription drugs and anything your GP refers you to. Now you always need to get the GP to determine if you need more tests, scans or to see a specialist. Alternative therapies are being covered, like acupuncture and homeopathy, you can even get a thermal cure to treat depression, paid by Social Security!
Want to stop smoking? Every five years, you are entitled to a full checkup for free, with hearing, eye and teeth exams, scan of your lungs if you smoke, blood test, etc. Whatever they find out during that checkup will be taken care of for free.
The bad stuff The fixed prices of medical acts are set by Social Security and rarely revised. The same goes for the ER, hospitals are generally under staffed. Doctors used to make house calls, they rarely do anymore. Dental acts are priced even lower for basic treatments, a cavity is set at around 25 euros and a root canal around 80 euros.
A 25 euros cavity will take longer than a 23 euros GP visit, and the dentist will have invested in more gear, seat, drills, radio equipment, etc. Dentists loses money when performing those acts, but they have to in order to keep a clientele.
Then they push you to get a crown and overcharge to make up for the rest. Generally the dentist charges euros or more. They will try to push it even when not necessary. Or do illegal stuff, like getting the implants and crowns from China and not respond when it breaks. Dentists will also rarely see you for long periods of time if you need extensive treatment.
You will get an hour per week, like everyone. In the meanwhile, the temporary fix will deteriorate, and the cavity worsen.
In Guatemala, you can see a dentist highly trained in the US for the whole afternoon, until your whole mouth is fixed.For example being referred to an ophthalmologist since it has been found that you have a medical condition concerning your eye.
your counselor might need to write a Medical Referral letter to send you off to a mental health specialist.
Befriend new physicians that come near your area.
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A referral request letter helps each specialist understand the exact intention of the referral. Provide any recent, pertinent patient notes and let them know that you can comanage these conditions.
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An individual should write a medical referral letter that is clear, concise and contains sufficient information to aid the specialist and the patient, according to National Center for Biotechnology Information.
A medical referral letter should contain the date, patient's name and age, medical and. If the patient is not registered with a GP or wishes to see a doctor privately, you should give the patient the referral letter and tell them to register with a GP or to arrange a private appointment with an appropriate doctor, for example an ophthalmologist.