At Suffolk University Madrid Campus, all students are required to have health insurance coverage during their stay in Spain. In many cases, the Spanish Consulate requires proof of medical/accident insurance before granting a Spanish Student Visa.
Suffolk Madrid provides students this required comprehensive medical and accident insurance coverage through a local Spanish company, Sanitas, and all students will be charged the Mandatory Health Insurance Fee.
The student health insurance plan is Sanitas Multi. A detailed description of coverage and conditions can be found here: Sanitas Multi policy.
Note from SANITAS: “The text of the Sanitas policy which is made available through the Suffolk University website, is only for informative purposes. To confirm whether or not a person is included in the Plan, or to verify the extent of a particular coverage, please consult Kristina Petrovic.
For a brief description of the Sanitas Multi Plan conditions, please read the following internal document: SANITAS basic info sheet.
Sanitas Multi allows you to choose among 20,000 doctors and 420 health centers and go directly to the specialist most suited to your needs. You will be able to choose the medical professional who best suits your needs, be it your general practitioner or a specialist from its extensive network of medical professionals.
Quality assistance. You will benefit from personalized quality health-care assistance, which also incorporates additional services oriented toward the health and well-being of our students, including preventive medicine programs.
- No waiting list.
- Individual hospital room with additional bed for visitors.
- Direct access to primary medicine.
- All medical specialties and surgeries.
- Diagnostic exams and therapeutic methods.
Sanitas may not cover pre-existing conditions. If you have a pre-existing condition, you need to provide evidence that you will be covered by some other health insurance while in Spain. In such cases, Suffolk University assumes no responsibility regarding the students' health and the insurance coverage, as it is an obligation of the student to provide accurate information. During Orientation week, once in Madrid, students are required to sign the following Acknowledgement of Understanding of Terms.
What if I already have an international health insurance? Can I apply for a waiver of the Health Insurance Fee? To find out if you are eligible to a Health Insurance Fee waiver, consult our Health Fee waiver policy.