Information for Patients
As a French Overseas Territory, healthcare in Saint Pierre is of the exact same quality and standard as that of France. Healthcare is universal and free to all French and EU citizens living in the island (NB: all residents of Saint Pierre and Miquelon are citizens or France and the European Union). Foreigners legally residing in Saint Pierre et Miquelon via a valid Carte de Sejour which entitles them to a Carte Vitale (French Health Insurance Card) have equal access to healthcare systems. Private health is equally available and the only differences are the waiting times which are greatly reduced under private care.
Information for Health Care Professionals
All medical professionals must have all legal documents both notarized and legalized by the local French Embassy and submit to relevant medical associations and professional bodies in France in order to go through relevant procedures prior to practicing in Saint Pierre et Miquelon. Upon submission to the local French embassy, exams for specific specialties must be submitted.
The language of medical instruction in Saint Pierre et Miquelon is French.
Information for Travelers
Like France, Saint Pierre et Miquelon has an excellent healthcare system but is limited due to island population. Patient care is heavily regulated and assured under the centralized French system in Paris. Medical tourism does occur for those with EU citizen privileges living in Canada who travel to the island territory to take advantage of free healthcare, but even this is limited and the government is probing to ensure general reasons. There is also an agreement between St John’s in Newfoundland and Saint Pierre et Miquelon which allows residents from each island to receive reciprocal medical care.
General vaccinations such as Tetanus and Hepatitis A are encouraged prior to travel.
The common language of hospitals in Saint Pierre et Miquelon is French with very few speaking English due to the proximity of Canada.
Link to the Ministry of health website for that country: https://solidarites-sante.gouv.fr