Free medical visit: 25, 45, 65 years old, for whom, when?

Free medical visit 25 45 65 years old for whom

The French will be able to benefit from three free medical visits at 25, 45 and 65 years old, “three key ages of life”, announced François Braun, the Minister of Health. For whom exactly? How it will go ? From when ?

The French will be offered by the Primary Health Insurance Fund (CPAM), 3 free medical visits during their lifetime, announced François Braun, Minister of Health, in an interview with the Sunday newspaper (JDD), September 18, 2022. And this, at “Three key ages of life, 25 years old, 45 years old and 65 years old, with doctors and health professionals”. This measure is part of the Social Security financing bill (PLFSS) for 2023, presented at the end of September to the Council of Ministers. We are entering the era of prevention, insists the minister. Concretely, how it will go ? Who can benefit from it? What are the objectives of these consultations?

Who can benefit from 3 free medical visits?

The medical visit consists of many stages :

  • The person shows up for the appointment
  • She is questioned about her state of health
  • She is examined
  • She is informed about the risks related to her situation or her age (cancer, cardiovascular, smoking, mental health, etc.) and made aware of all possible means of preventing these risks.
  • She is referred to another doctor in the event of additional examinations.

All French people will be able to benefit from 3 free medical visitsat three key moments in their lives:

  • At 25 years : a consultation where students or young working people can “to take stock of vaccinestheir physical activity, any addictions or difficulties related to the beginning of professional life [et seront alertés sur la]need to have a doctor and on the cardiovascular risk”.
  • At 45: a mid-life consultation that will address “the need to participate screening for breast, colon or prostate cancer. A report on physical activity and any disorders of Mental Health related to the midlife crisis.
  • At 65: a consultation where the focus will be on “the prevention of loss of autonomy, cancer screening and all diseases that can be prevented”. The issue of ” retirement” can also be addressed.

For now, the Minister of Health has not yet specified the outlinesof the course of these medical visits. One could imagine that the French, at the ages concerned, receive a letter from Health Insurance inviting them to make an appointment with a general practitioner.

What is the purpose of these medical visits?

The main objective of this measure is tobetter follow the generations during their lifetime“, summarizes François Braun. And to recall that “so far there was nothing for adults. [Et par ailleurs]we will take better care of children, who benefit from 20 exams up to 16 years old

When will this measure be implemented?

The date of implementation of this measure has not yet been revealed. It will certainly be discussed in the Council of Ministers at the end of September 2022, on the occasion of the presentation of the Social Security financing bill (PLFSS) for 2023.