Medical care and Insurance
HEALTHCARE AND MEDICAL INSURANCE
Study abroad can be inspiring and rewarding – meeting new friends, learning valuable knowledge, experiencing new cultures and customs, and exploring exciting places. But traveling to a foreign country can also pose unexpected challenges – from the simple complications of a different diet, to an unexpected illness or injury, or even to a more serious accident far from home.
In this section we will provide you with information regarding necessary documents you should submit to the university during application process (admission), medical checks which you will have on arrival and during the course study and medical care information.
1. DURING APPLICATION PROCESS WE ASK APPLICANTS TO SUBMIT HEALTH INFORMATION
NOTICE: Our University now require evidence of vaccination and prepaid annual insurance prior to academic enrollment!
A. Physician check-up
General practitioner or internal medicine doctor’s conclusion:
· Medical fitness to undergo a study in the university
· Absence of mental disorders and drug/alcohol addiction
· Medical check-up results should have information about presence or absence of chronic medical conditions as follows: Diabetes, Epilepsy, Mental illness, Genetic abnormalities etc
Instrumental medical examination
· Chest X-ray
Laboratory test within the medical examination
· A HIV antibodies Blood analysis
· A syphilis blood analysis.
· A malaria Blood analysis (indications listed below)
· A hepatitis blood analysis for the type B virus (HBsAg) surface antigen
· A hepatitis blood analysis for the type C virus (anti - HCV) surface antigen
· A helminthiasis (ova) feces analysis (indications listed below)
Additional medical inspection if prescribed by general practitioner or internal medicine doctor
· dermatologist examination
B. Vaccination information
Medical student immunization requirements (minimal)
· Measles, Mumps Rubella (MMR)
· Hepatitis B
· Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap)
· Tuberculosis (TB) Testing
In addition to the required immunizations we also recommend that you consider the following immunizations if applicable:
· Varicella (chickenpox)
· Hepatitis A vaccine.
· Human Papillomavirus vaccine.
· Meningococcal Vaccine Meningococcal
· Pneumococcal Vaccine
2. MEDICAL CHECK-UP
Students must undergo 2 type of medical check-ups:
1. Medical screening conducted by immigration police
– annual, cost 12 000 -14 000 rubles
Must be done within 90 days after arrival
2. Compulsory medical check-up during application to the University and before practical training – also annual, cost around 4000 rubles
Students go for that check-up during academic year
The countries of the helminthiasis endemicity, which citizens should pass the helminthiasis laboratory research as a part of a medical examination All the foreign countries of the tropical and subtropical climate (situated in Asia Minor and Southeast Asia, Africa, South America).The countries, the former Soviet republics: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Georgia, Turkmenia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, as well as Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia (the rural areas).
3. MEDICAL CARE FOR FOREIGN CITIZENS
Medical services for foreign citizens are provided on the basis of the medical insurance policy of a foreign citizen, acquired at the expense of own funds.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OBLIGED TO HAVE MEDICAL INSURANCE DURING ALL PERIOD OF STAY IN RUSSIA
Any international student must know that only first aid and emergency medical care is available to foreign citizens in Russia free of charge. All other types of medical care are delivered on a payment basis. To receive these services, international students must obtain insurance covering routine treatment including check-ups, tests, vaccination, prescriptions and specialist consultations. Often there are unexpected medical expenses that can present financial challenges, and which may even interrupt your stay and studies in foreign country.
If you are uncertain about which International Health Plan is right for you, contact Dean’s Office! Be aware of cheap but not proper International Health Insurance!!!
The best advice is to obtain the proper International Health Insurance and get peace of mind – so you may enjoy your study and travel abroad!