What do a doctor and a young globetrotter have in common? A shared taste for adventure, their own personal experience of assistance.
Yaël: After graduating in June 2013, I took off to travel the world. Then, one day in Quebec City, I felt a stabbing pain in my arm and chest. Given the cost of local medical care, I decided to call AXA Assistance. They advised me to go straight to hospital. And a good job I did, because I was having a heart attack! I was operated immediately and stayed in intensive care for a week. AXA Assistance then oversaw my discharge: they organised an ambulance to take me to Montreal airport, where I met the doctor who would accompany me on the flights back to Paris and Lyon, then home. I was never left alone. I’m so glad that I took out the assistance option with my health insurance. It proved very useful.
François: I am a qualified gynaecologist and have worked with AXA Assistance since 2000. Over the last 14 years, I have managed more than 50 repatriations, each one in its own unique circumstances.