When baby is ill on holiday
It's a troubling time when your baby or children are ill at the best of times, let alone when you are on a family holiday abroad. Here we have tried to provide some guidance as to what might be available to you if your baby is ill on holiday. Find information on medicines for pain relief and temperature control, visiting a doctor in France and emergency help available in France.
Your holiday rep, or the nearest pharmacy, should be able to direct you to a doctors. Take your passport and EHIC with you. Note that the EHIC may not cover all the medical costs and you will require family travel insurance as well.
Download our PDF form for visiting a doctor in France with your baby or child. It is a form that you can use if visiting a French only speaking doctor. You can complete it with your child's information, symptoms, etc., and the doctor can communicate what, if any, medicine your child needs and any other action needed.
- Ambulance - ambulance (ahn boo larn ss)
- Police - police (poll ees) or gendarme (john darm - with john
prounced like the
- Fire brigade - Pompier (Pomp ee aye)
and give your location.