The France Connect authentication system and the Carte Vitale app (ApCV) will guarantee a secure connection.

Getting started

The ApCV, a digital version of the current Carte Vitale, is an identification and electronic signature app for health insurance beneficiaries.

It allows for the billing of medical procedures and access to certain teleservices used by healthcare professionals (e.g., the transmission of medical forms, access to the Pharmaceutical File and the Shared Medical Record).

It contains the INS of its holder.

Currently in the testing phase, the ApCV is expected to eventually become the standard eIDAS Substantial Identity Provider for the health and social care sector.
It can be used as a means of electronic identification on its own or via France Connect, among other identity providers.

In practice

Adapt your services to healthcare professionals in towns and institutions to ensure compatibility with the Carte Vitale app as the transition takes effect.

When ?

Existing services (healthcare provider billing, provider TLSi, etc.) can already be adapted with the specifications published since October 2020.

Frequently asked questions


To help you rapidly roll out your products and services to healthcare professionals: relations-industriels@sesam-vitale.fr

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Next steps in the project. 

After an initial trial in 2 départements, the Carte Vitale appliance has entered a larger-scale pilot phase in 8 départements (Rhône and Alpes-Maritimes, Loire-Atlantique, Puy-de-Dôme, Sarthe, Seine-Maritime, Bas-Rhin, Saône-et-Loire).

  • End of 2025

    All insured persons should be able to benefit from the carte Vitale app.

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Fiche réglementation INS

L’Identité Nationale de Santé (INS) permet l’utilisation par l’ensemble des acteurs d’une même identité unique et pérenne pour l’usager.

Fiche réglementation FranceConnect

FranceConnect est un fédérateur de fournisseurs d’identités. Il permet aux acteurs proposant des services numériques de santé d’identifier leurs utilisateurs  en fonction de la sensibilité du service.

Finding your way around the technical framework

The technical framework describes the actions in the ministerial roadmap for the eHealth shift.

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