|State-organised health insurance schemes are available to all sex workers within the following schemes:
- Universal Insurance (“Couverture Mutuelle Universelle” – CMU)
- State Medical Help (“Aide Médicale Etat” – AME).
Non-EU migrants can get into these schemes only if they have been staying in France for a certain period:
- for Universal Insurance (CMU), they must have spent more than three years in France;
- or State Medical Help (AME), they must have spent more than three months in France.
Women who want to register within the social security system or the health care system need a passport, a residence permit (limited or unlimited) and a work permit. As an alternative to a residence permit, they need an artist’s visa or a tourist visa.
Since 2001, registration in the social security system is free. The insurance can be used inside France only. It is not valid in any other country, not even in another EU country.