Information for Patients
Healthcare in Reunion is comparable to healthcare in France as part of the French Overseas Territory. Healthcare is universal and free to all French and EU citizens living in the island (NB: all citizens of St are citizens or France and the European Union). Foreigners legally residing in Saint Martin 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 specialty 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 Reunion is French.
Information for Travelers
Like France, Reunion has an excellent healthcare system of high quality. Patient care is heavily regulated and assured under centralized French system in Paris. Medical tourism does occur from neighboring islands such as Comoros and Mauritius for private care due to the high European standard.
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 Reunion is French with very few speaking English or Spanish.
Link to the Ministry of health website for that country: https://solidarites-sante.gouv.fr