French Polynesia maintains a high-quality health system and social security scheme. Regardless of the level of income and geographical location, everybody benefits from coverage funded by the “Caisse de Prévoyance Sociale” (CPS) serving three plans: employees, self-employed persons and the solidarity scheme of French Polynesia.
The island of Tahiti has a latest generation general hospital, with high performance equipment, as well as a number of private hospitals. Regarding the other islands, the Public Health Directorate oversees free health centers, infirmaries or first-aid stations (based on the number of inhabitants). There are private medical offices, too.