Information for Patients
Healthcare in Mayotte is comparable to healthcare in France as part of the French Overseas Territory, however due to the isolated nature of the country, it does have its limitations. Healthcare is universal and free to all French and EU citizens living in the island (NB: all citizens of Mayotte are citizens or France and the European Union). Foreigners legally residing in Mayotte via a valid Carte de Sejour which entitles them to a Carte Vitale (French Health Insurance Card) have equal access to healthcare systems.
Information for Health Care Professionals
All medical professionals must have all legal documents both notarized and legalized by the local French Embassy or Consulate and submit to relevant medical associations. Upon submission to the local embassy, exams for specific specialties must be submitted. Please check with relevant French medical societies per specialty prior to submission to clarify key requirements.
The language of medical instruction in Mayotte is French.
Information for Travelers
Like France, Mayotte has an excellent healthcare system of high quality. Patient care is heavily regulated and assured under the centralized French system in Paris. Medical tourism does occur from neighboring countries such as Comoros and Madagascar, especially from wealthier travelers looking to access private health system for general procedures in lieu of staying in their own countries. However, due to the small size of the territory, certain expertise are limited in comparison to other French Overseas Departments.
Chikungunya is an infection that is transmitted via infected mosquitos and remains a key issue in the country. Protection from them is advised.
The common language of hospitals in Mayotte is French.
Link to the Ministry of health website for that country: https://solidarites-sante.gouv.fr