This guide was written prior to Russia's 2022 invasion of Ukraine and is therefore not reflective of the current situation. Travel to Russia is currently not advisable due to the area's volatile political situation.
Healthcare in Moscow is organised by the Moscow Health Department. While public healthcare facilities are available, most expats seek out private healthcare at international medical centres. Expats are advised to take out private medical insurance if it is not provided to them by their company.
Subsidised healthcare is provided to everyone living in the country, paid for by the state and the mandatory health insurance system. That said, professionals in the state system are likely to speak little to no English.
There are several private medical centres in Moscow where English is spoken and where the healthcare is on par with expat standards. These clinics are generally very expensive, so it is highly recommended that expats take out private medical insurance to cover medical costs in Moscow. Most insurance coverage plans will also include evacuation cover for emergencies or life-threatening situations.
Recommended hospitals in Moscow
Address: Kutuzovsky Ave, 1/7
Intermed Center American Clinic
Address: 4 Monetchikovsky Lane, 1/6, Building 3
International Clinic MEDSI
Address: 26 Prospekt Mira, Buidling 6
European Medical Center
Address: 5 Spiridon'yevskiy Pereulok, Building 1
►For more on the Russian healthcare system see our Healthcare in Russia page.
"The standard is high, but health insurance is essential − both international and local cover tend to be adequate and similar for routine things." Read more about Stephen, a British expat, and his experience living in Moscow.
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