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Akila Pils
09-11-2004, 21:25
I'm looking for health insurance for West-European non-Russian resident in Moscow... and working for Russian venture.

I am just looking for a way that if I get sick or break a bone, that I don't have to go to the cheap polyclinics, but instead:

1. can get into a 'more reliable' european/american clinic or get medical services in home country
2. get expences for medicine payed back.

I have trouble finding organisations offering programmes. Any suggestions are very much appreciated.... thanks.

10-11-2004, 00:31
I've found the London-based Medicare to be quite good.
You can find them at: http://www.medicare.co.uk/

10-11-2004, 09:27
My employer paid for insurance for me directly from the European Medical Center.

10-11-2004, 10:11
There are several Russian companies that offer clinic services for general ailments w/ doctors that make house calls when you're sick, along with basic dental, emergency (ambulance) services. I had Rostno once, the clinics weren't very good. I had Rennaissance (still do for my son). It was pretty good. Now I have Soglasie Vita and I like the clinic (it's at Park Kultury). Here's a tel. number from my insurance card. Doubt it's the sales department, but they might be able to help if you're interested. In general, these insurance policies range in price from $800-1500/yr. Good luck.

10-11-2004, 10:11
Just received quote from

Tel 785 7332

10-11-2004, 10:11
Soglasie Vita- 234-2828, 956-3536

10-11-2004, 11:24
Akila - check your PMs.

10-11-2004, 12:52
I use BUPA. www.bupa.co.uk if you exclude the USA from your cover it is not too expensive.

10-11-2004, 13:00
I didn't see the rates on the BUPA site. Approx how much for an adult? Do their Docs make house calls, dental?

06-12-2004, 11:23
I'd like to resurrect this post.

I'm interested in finding affordable LOCAL (i.e. Russian-based) insurance that will cover the costs of doctor visits, basic procedures etc.
I have duly noted the above reference to Soglasie Vita, but would like to have some other recommendations to compare with.

I am in an "interim" state for let's say about 8 months before my company gets its ass in gear with work permits, etc and before i will become eligible for their company insurance. and i need to go to the doctor(s) sooner than later.

Alternatively, if anyone can reveal any information regarding the cost of a doctor's visit at the EMC (european med center) or the American Clinic (as opposed to the american medical center, they charged me about $400 for an unncessary x-ray, thanks american medical center) please do share! My concerns primarily involve "girl stuff" if that matters.

06-12-2004, 12:07
check your PM

06-12-2004, 12:18
thanks crom for the info!

i am looking for non-USA, Moscow-local info because my budget will not allow $1K or over. =(

06-12-2004, 12:19
Try the Diplomatic Clinic - standards of care are excellent and prices should be lower than the Western clinics. Sorry but all I can remember is that it is near m. Dobrininskaya.