All students who participate in the EESA program are provided with medical emergency and accidental insurance that is included in the program fee. Such insurance is mandatory for all foreign students in Ukraine. The policy is reviewed and approved by the Ministry of Education of Ukraine every year.
For routine, non-emergency medical situations, students may visit the student’s hospital in Kharkiv free of charge. Another alternative is one of many private hospitals in Kharkiv, which generally have higher quality equipment available. The cost is $15-$30 and up. If a medical need arises, students should notify an on-site EESA representative, who will be able to advise them on choosing the hospital or the doctor, and if needed, help with scheduling an appointment, providing translation services and assuring that the overall health and safety of the student is taken care of. Kharkiv is a large city with many quality medical facilities available. Local EESA staff members will assist with any necessary arrangements.
Emergency Medical Evacuation insurance is not provided by EESA. Students may consider investing into such plan prior to departure.