We’re in the process of buying a property in Finistère, Brittany (near Plonévez-du-Faou). We plan to keep a UK address but once we complete on the purchase of the property in Finistère, we will want to spend long periods of time there to get the property up-together.
Both my hubby and I have long-term health conditions (hubby has had cancer and is currently 4 years clear and is under the care of the NHS). Other than his hospital check ups, he’s in reasonably good health now but requires prescribed medication. For me, I need to be seen regularly for INR (blood tests) as I have had 2 x DVTs in the past and am now on a rather high dose of warfarin for life and my INR range is quite high. I also take thyroxine.
I was wondering if any of you good people can advise what is best to do whilst we are on extended periods of time in France to get my bloods checked regularly and whether or not I (or we) need to:
- apply for a ‘Carte Vitale’,
- or do we pay for each visit to a doctor or medical centre.
Also, obtaining our regular medication - do we rely on our UK doctors to provide us with several months’ worth of supply or can we obtain these monthly in France?
Any advice would be very much appreciated.