Mauritius has a relatively well-developed health care system for all Mauritian residents. Whether you are a Mauritian, an expatriate or a tourist, it is important to understand how the health care system works in Mauritius. The country comprises two categories of health facilities namely the public and private sectors.Public Health Services
Public health services have expanded through several hospitals and dispensaries in towns and villages of Mauritius. These public health services are free of charge and available to all those residing on the Mauritian territory. Treatment for Mauritian residents can be provided in many public hospitals such as Victoria Hospital in Candos, Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital in Rose Belle, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Hospital in Pamplemousses, Dr. AG Jeetoo Hospital in Port Louis, Flacq Hospital, Souillac Hospital as well as health centers.Private Health Services
Mauritius has an extensive consultations and professional clinics. These private health services, located across the island, offers cutting-edge equipment allowing to provide the highest standards of care. In contrast with hospitals, treatment offered in the private sector are not free and the services offered are of better quality. View of the fact that care and treatment in private health services are becoming increasingly expensive, some opt for a mutual health insurance. Mauritius has several private clinics that are very well equipped for routine care and for some specialties. These clinics and medical centers, open 24 hours a day, are located in Mauritian towns and villages and offer you a whole range of necessary care and treatment. The best-known private clinics are the Clinique du Nord in Tombeau Bay, Fortis Clinique Darné in Floreal, Wellkin Hospital in Moka, Clinique de Grand-Baie in Grand-Bay, City-Clinic in Port Louis, the Nouvelle Clinique Ferrière in Curepipe and many others. Since January 2014, the Fortis Clinique Darné has opened a branch offering consultations and care services at La Croisette shopping center in Grand-Bay on the northern coast of the island.Private Health Care Coverage
As we all know, health is our most precious asset. Like Mauritians, expatriates can take out supplementary healthcare insurance in a Mauritian insurance company. You have the choice between various insurers and most of them cover the following risks: sickness, maternity, disability, accidents at work and occupational diseases. The insurance premium in Mauritius greatly depends on the age, the insured risks and the required coverage. With insurance programs, you and your family can benefit from the best possible treatment in Mauritius.The Caisse des Français à l’Etranger – Mauritius
The CFE is a sickness fund that has been entrenched in Mauritius to offer medical coverage similar to the one in France to all foreign expatriates. Whether you are a European citizen or a French national and that you are resident in Mauritius for more than three months, you can accede to social protection with the Caisse des Français à l’Etranger (CFE). The CFE is aimed at employees, non-employees, people without professional activities, retirees and students. The CFE in Mauritius offers you its services to cover the risks of sickness, maternity, disability, old age, accidents at work and occupational diseases tailored to your family situation and your financial possibilities. It is a system dedicated mainly to French nationals living abroad and allows other Europeans to continue to enjoy the French social security.
Foreign expatriates, if you want to settle in Mauritius, it is essential to buy a health insurance where your medical expenses will be covered.