Healthcare in French Polynesia


how does the healthcare system work in French Polynesia ? Is it efficient ?

What are the main differences between public and private sectors?

Is it recommended to purchase private health insurance in French Polynesia?

Thanks in advance for sharing your experience !


the healthcare system is free for the local resident if you are a Expart You Should to pay a subscription per month about 20% of your salary. to
a little pressure
all included pension security and health (hospitalization and refund a portion of medical expenses)

Thank you Marcmalet for contributing ;)


Isn't 20% a little high. I am moving to Raiatea next year and am taking my blue cross with me. I have already confirmed that blue cross will now pay for procedures in French Polynesia although i may have to pay first and seek reimbursment


In order to help expats and soon-to-be expats, we would like to invite you to share your experience on this topic, with updated info on the healthcare system.

Thank you in advance,

Julie Team

Permanet Residents of France can move to Tahiti. They are covered by French medical system. No worries.