Health first and foremost!

The health and well-being of students is a priority. It is important to have health insurance and to find the necessary support and services when needed.

Health insurance

If you are affiliated to the French social security system, your compulsory health insurance system remains the same for the reimbursement of your health expenses. Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus (CVEC) is compulsory and costs €90. It must be paid to the Centre Régional des Œuvres Universitaires et Scolaires (CROUS). Students with grants are exempt from this contribution but must also produce a certificate as proof of payment.

The CVEC certificateSocial security


As from September 2019, all students are covered by the general social security system (except for a few special cases). International students must go to the CROUS in Strasbourg before registering. If they have a grant from a foreign government (BGE) or from the French government (BGF), the CROUS will give them a grant certificate mentioning the terms of their affiliation to the French social security system. It is this certificate that must be produced at the time of registration.


Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie (CPAM)
16 rue de Lausanne, 67000 Strasbourg Cedex

Complementary health insurance

For more information about complementary health insurance and student mutual insurance, Icam, site de Strasbourg-Europe is in partnership with the LMDE and MGEL.


LMDE (La Mutuelle des Etudiants)
6D Place d’Austerlitz, 67000 Strasbourg
+33 (0)8 11 50 56 33

MGEL (Mutuelle Générale des Etudiants de l’Est)
4 Rue de Londres, 67000 Strasbourg
+33 (0)3 88 60 26 26

Medical centre

The national education mutual medical and dental health centre (MGEN) welcomes all individuals covered by the national healthcare insurance. The centre offers general and specialised medical consultations with no extra charges (cardiology, gynaecology, ENT, pneumology, etc.). You are entitled to third-party payment, which means that you do not have to pay the full amount in advance, depending on your complementary health insurance scheme. The centre also has a dental practice with four dentists and an orthodontist.

The MGEN centre is approved by the state health insurance office (CPAM). This entitles all those covered by the national healthcare insurance and their dependents to a health check-up, which is fully paid for by the MGEN.



4 place du pont-aux-chats , 67000 Strasbourg

Medical service: +33 (0)3 88 21 14 60

Useful phone numbers

Emergency doctor: +33 (0)3 88 75 75 75

Poison Control Centre: +33 (0)3 88 37 37 37

Duty pharmacy: 3237 (€0.34 per minute) /

Emergency hand specialist: +33 (0)3 88 67 44 01

Emergency ambulance service: +33 (0)8 00 64 82 01

Need to talk?

Mental health is important too. There are many ways to access counselling, talk to a psychologist, or someone who is there to listen to you.

Mental support


A coach is also available at Icam, site de Strasbourg-Europe by appointment for confidential sessions.

Make an appointment