Expat guide: Healthcare in Moscow
Here's a brief guide to healthcare section for Moscow, from choosing a doctor in Russia to information on the Russian healthcare system.
The healthcare system in Moscow is likely to be widely different from the system in your homeland. It's important to know how expat medical care works, to know an expat's health expectations, and to make sure that your health coverage is to your preferred standard. That's especially important if you plan to have a baby abroad. Read Expatica’s guide to the healthcare system in Moscow on the healthcare channel and check out Expatica’s listings of health and wellness businesses.
Choosing a doctor in Russia
Choosing a doctor abroad for yourself and your family is your first order of business. Use word of mouth or the internet to find a suitable doctor near you, make sure to know whom to call outside of surgery hours, and take time to find out the basic Russian words for body parts.
Don’t forget to ask for names of doctors provided by private health insurance for foreigners and remember to contact a local dentist and have regular checkups. Prevention is the best cure. Expatica’s A-Z listing can help you to find expatriate healthcare in your area.
Having a baby abroad
For women, having a baby abroad can bring up deep feelings of insecurity. How different is the approach to childbirth in your new country to that in your homeland? Read about giving birth in Moscow as a foreigner on Expatica’s Healthcare Channel and find out what other expat women feel about giving birth away from home on our Moscow Women's Groups & Clubs page.
Overseas health insurance
Are you on a company package or do you need to take out private health insurance for foreigners? Make sure that you have checked out the expatriate health system in your new country of residence and that you have covered all of the areas which are important to you. Read more about your options for the best policy.
Ask the expert
Finally, use Expatica Moscow’s Ask the expert section to ask for general advice about the local health system.
Need advice? Post your question on Expatica's free Ask the Expert service to see if we can help.
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