Mandatory Health Insurance

You need health insurance while you study in Spain. Suffolk Madrid's got you covered.
Typically, the Spanish Consulate requires proof of medical/accident insurance before granting student visas. Fortunately, Suffolk Madrid provides students with comprehensive medical and accident insurance coverage through local Spanish company Sanitas. You'll be charged a mandatory health insurance fee.

The student health insurance plan is the Sanitas Multi policy. Sanitas Multi allows you to choose among 20,000 doctors and 420 health centers, and go directly to the primary care physician or specialist best-suited to your needs.

Through Sanitas, you'll enjoy:

  • No waiting list.
  • An individual hospital room with an 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 one, you need to provide evidence that you will be covered by another health insurance place while in Spain. In such cases, Suffolk University assumes no responsibility regarding students' health and insurance coverage, as students are responsible for providing accurate information. During Orientation in Spain, students must sign the Acknowledgement of Understanding of Terms. 

If you already have international health insurance coverage, you might be eligible for a health insurance fee waiver. Here's more information on our health fee waiver policy.

Please note: The text of the Sanitas policy made available here is for informative purposes only. To confirm whether or not a person is included in the plan, or to verify the extent of the coverage, please contact Kristina Petrovic. For a brief description of Sanitas Multi Plan conditions, please read the SANITAS basic info sheet [PDF].