Health

Social and complementary security

Social Security

Registration to social security is free and mandatory for all students in France, whether French or international. 

Why? For partial reimbursement of your health expenses (visit to the doctor, medical check-ups, etc.).

When? As soon as possible after your academic registration is complete.

How? For European students, by applying for their European Health Insurance Card in their home country. For non-European students, by connecting to the etudiant-etranger.ameli.fr website available in French, English and Spanish.

More information: campusfrance.org/en/registering-to-social-security

 

Complementary health insurance

To supplement social security reimbursements, you can subscribe to a complementary health insurance of your choice. It is not mandatory, but we do strongly recommend it.

It’s up to you to complete the subscription process. Start by asking for a quote, and compare the offers. You can do so with:

  • traditional student healthcare mutuals (LMDE, SMENO…)
  • insurance companies,
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For more information: campusfrance.org/en/healthcare-student-social-security

The Student Health Center

The SUMPPS (Service universitaire de médecine preventive et de promotion de la santé – Student Health Center) is at your disposal to answer questions and provide you with support throughout your studies. The team of professionals welcomes you free of charge, by appointment and in complete confidentiality.

The SUMPPS offers:

  • medical consultations: preventive medical visits, medical certificates…
  • nursing care: first aid, vaccination updates, prescription care, etc.
  • gynecologic consultations (only in Besançon) and information on emotional life, contraception, sexually transmitted infections…
  • addiction consultations (tobacco, alcohol, drugs)
  • dietary consultations (individual interview, advice, follow-up)
  • interviews with a psychologist for students in a situation of discomfort, isolation (in Besançon only).

> Contacts and schedules of SUMPPS Besançon
> Contacts and schedules of SUMPPS Belfort
> Contacts and schedules of SUMPPS Montbéliard

Social Service

Social workers are available to help students who encounter problems of a material (financial difficulties, housing, etc.), personal (family difficulties, adaptation, etc.) or health-related nature during their studies. Interview by appointment.

More information: crous-bfc.fr/aides-sociales/presentation-du-service-social

Psychological support

The SUMPPS (Service universitaire de médecine preventive et de promotion de la santé – Student Health Center) offers, by appointment, free interviews with a psychologist (in Besançon only).

The Crous Bourgogne-Franche-Comté also organises free meetings with a psychologist: the Happsy Hours.

  • In Besançon, on the Bouloie-Temis campus (Colette residence): every Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, with or without appointment.
  • In Belfort (Duvillard residence): every other Tuesday, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, with or without appointment.
  • In Montbéliard (Portes du Jura residence): every other Tuesday, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, with or without appointment.

Psychological support

The SUMPPS (Service universitaire de médecine preventive et de promotion de la santé – Student Health Center) offers, by appointment, free interviews with a psychologist (in Besançon only).

The Crous Bourgogne-Franche-Comté also organises free meetings with a psychologist: the Happsy Hours.

  • In Besançon, on the Bouloie-Temis campus (Colette residence): every Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, with or without appointment.
  • In Belfort (Duvillard residence): every other Tuesday, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, with or without appointment.
  • In Montbéliard (Portes du Jura residence): every other Tuesday, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, with or without appointment.

Disability support

The university offers a reception and follow-up service for people with disabilities, whether temporary or permanent: personalised support, adaptation of living conditions (housing, transport, etc.) and study conditions (adapted curriculum, provision of specific materials, longer exam times, etc.).

More information: sumpps@univ-fcomte.fr

Work accident

Students are covered by social security for the risk of accidents at work in certain cases:

  • during risky practical situations in the laboratory or workshop,
  • during athletic practice or research for the students of the UPFR des Sports,
  • during unpaid traineeships,
  • during internships at the university,
  • in the event of a travel accident or during a mission during a training course,
  • and in all situations for IUT and ISIFC students, except for home-to-school trips.

A procedure to be followed in case of accident has been put in place. It can be consulted on your digital work environment (ENT).


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