Clinique Arago


Medical and surgical preparation

The day before your operation, the anaesthetist and the surgeon will visit you.

The ward nurse will explain the protocol for preparing the patient for the operation, which consists of

  • two showers with betadine and shampoo
  • hair removal
  • detersion
  • and a scrubbing of the site.

The nurse will then tell you the time at which you must stop eating and drinking.

Contact lenses, removable dentures and hearing aids, make-up, nail varnish and jewellery must be removed before going down to the operating theatre.

A porter will take care of your transfer to the operating theatre.


The Clinique Arago is not covered by any mutual insurance companies, so it is not necessary to send us a claim form. You will have to pay in advance when you leave the clinic. You will then be given an invoice for reimbursement of hospitalisation costs.


Following your consultation with the surgeon, if the operation is indicated, the medical secretary will register you on the list of operations and inform you of the date of the operation. She will give you a complete file to help you prepare for your stay in hospital. You will also be given the clinic's welcome booklet(link).


You will be admitted to the hospital at 187A rue Raymond Losserand. The street leading to the Arago clinic is at the level of the Saint Joseph hospital emergency department. You will have been given the date and time of your admission. When you arrive, you can introduce yourself to the receptionist. The administrative formalities will be carried out with the administrative secretary.

Choice of room type

You can choose the type of room you would like to stay in: double room, single room or prestige room. This choice will be respected as far as possible, depending on the number of patients and the unpredictable nature of certain hospitalisations. If no single room is available on the day of your admission, we will do our utmost to accommodate you on the following day.

Personal belongings

We advise you against bringing valuable objects and jewellery with you to hospital. However, all rooms are equipped with safes, so that you can leave your valuable personal items in complete safety. The clinic cannot be held responsible for the theft, disappearance or damage of any item that has not been deposited in the safe (Law no. 92-644 of 06/07/1992 and decree no. 93-550 of 28/03/1993).

Information and confidentiality

When you arrive at the clinic, we will ask you to give us the name, address and telephone number of your GP. We guarantee the confidentiality of personal, medical and social information. If you do not wish your presence to be divulged, please let us know when you arrive, and we will take all necessary steps to ensure that you remain anonymous.

Items to bring with you on admission

  • Your social security certificate or your Carte Vitale card and certificate.
  • X-rays, scans, MRI scans, etc.
  • Your blood group card and recent blood tests
  • Your personal linen: nightdress, pyjamas, dressing gown, slippers, gloves and towels, loose, comfortable clothing.
  • Your toiletries kit: soap, toothpaste, shampoo
  • A bottle of Betadine and Physiopack if necessary.
  • Please also bring walking sticks and support stockings if you have them and if they have been prescribed.

Compulsory contributions linked to your stay

In accordance with current regulations, you will be asked to pay certain costs. These are not reimbursed by the Assurance Maladie, but may be covered by your mutuelle or complementary health insurance. Ask your health insurance company for details. There are exemptions, particularly for people receiving complementary health insurance or state medical aid. You can find the full list of exemptions on the website.

Fixed hospital charge: €20 per day (including the day of discharge)

The fixed hospital charge represents your financial contribution to the accommodation and maintenance costs incurred by your hospitalisation. It is payable for each day of hospitalisation, including the day of discharge. It does not apply to outpatient stays. The amount of the fixed hospital charge is set by ministerial decree.

Fixed contribution: €24 per stay

The preservation of Social Security is everyone's business and, in principle, you contribute to each of your health expenses. The part of the cost that remains payable by you is known as the "fixed contribution" or "co-payment".

The flat-rate contribution of €24 applies to procedures costing €120 or more. You may be asked to pay a co-payment for any procedure under €120.

You may not be billed for any costs other than those corresponding to the care provided or, where applicable, to any special requirements you may have requested. The amount of these special requirements, the list of which is strictly defined by the regulations and includes in particular access to a private room, must be communicated to you before the treatment is carried out.


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