Please check with your private insurance carrier for international coverage details as Private, Medicare and Medicaid may not cover any costs that happen abroad. If you are a student there very well may be some coverage provided in your program, thus eliminating an extra expense. You may have to buy a student coverage package and that is usually included with your student identification card. France has a highly subsized health care system and services are generally cheaper in France.
Always carry your prescription medication in your carryon bag and with you at all times.
Tip: Get the generic name of your prescriptions as brand names vary from country to country.
Major Tip: The US Embassy usually has a downloadable list online of English speaking doctors.http://france.usembassy.govl
or you can call the Office of American Services at 01.47.12.22.22
Note: Travel insurance (general) is another topic, I promise to address it in a future post.