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The N.V. Sklifosovsky Research Institute for Emergency Medicine every foreigner can be treated as an outpatient and obtain hospital treatment including hospitalization to the day patient facility or short stay.

The Institute is accredited to render medical aid to the foreigners on the territory of the Russian Federation

SKLIF — medicine with a name!

The N.V. Sklifosovsky Research Institute for Emergency Medicine with a Name!

Today The N.V. Sklifosovsky Research Institute for Emergency Medicine is a huge multi-discipline research center dealing with first aid, emergency surgery, intensive care,  combined  and burn injury , emergency cardiology and acute intoxication.

  • 867 Doctors and researchers
  • 67 000 Patients during a year

Huge research potential of the team, modern equipment help successfully develop new diagnostics and emergency treatment methods and improve the current diagnostic methods. This promotes the successful treatment of  patients with the most severe and complicated surgical diseases and injuries, consultation and transfer of the patients fr om other medical institutions.


There are more than 40 research departments wh ere 3 academicians , 2 associate  members of the Russian Sciences academy, 29 professors, 88 doctors and 230 medical candidates operate at the N.V. Sklifosovsky Research Institute for Emergency Medicine.

Main specialists of the Health Department of Moscow are among them:

  • main transplantologist of the Health Department of Moscow M. SH. Khubutia, the President of the Institute
  • main toxicologist of the  Health Department of Moscow and Health Department of the Russian Federation Yu. N. Ostapenko, head of the research department of the Federal bank development on chemical pathology of the Research toxicology center of the Federal medical biological agency of Russia
  • main neurosurgeon  of the Health Department of Moscow A. A. Gryn', head of the research department of the emergency neurosurgery
  • main cardiosurgeon  of the Health Department of Moscow V. V. Sokolov, head of the research department of the emergency cardiosurgery, auxiliary blood circulation and heart transplantation.



List of medical services

Complex medical diagnostic check-ups:

Check-up programs: Gastro and colonoscopy Gynecology Cardiology Neurology Vessels Laboratory analysis


Neurosurgery: The use of endovascular methods, radiation therapy, robotic medical systems, using cellular technologies and minimally invasive technologies of surgical access, endoscopic methods of surgical intervention, adjustment of neurostimulators, reconstructive methods, including reinnervation.

Gamma Knife: Held up to 1000 per year, all from 04.2016. 2570 operations. Neurooncology, oncology of the posterior process of the eye, epilepsy, trigeminal pain, essential tremor, avm (Arteriovenous malformation), cavity, benign shell formations, Cranial nerves


Transplantation: Liver, kidneys, pancreas, heart, lungs, small intestine

Heart surgery: The use of endovascular interventions, methods using minimally invasive technologies, unique operations to implant an “artificial heart”.

Operations to correct the pathology of the valvular apparatus of the heart (heart valve), including neoplastic, reconstructive, minimally invasive and endovascular interventions, surgical treatment of coronary heart disease, including interposition on a working heart and minimally invasive surgeries, operations on the pathology of the thoracic aorta, including hybrid, phased and endovascular interposition, all types of combined operations (simultaneous correction of the pathology of the valvular apparatus of the heart, thoracic aorta, coronary heart disease).


Reconstructive plastic surgery: Microsurgery of the hand, replantation, consequences of injuries of tendons and nerves, closure of extensive defects of various localizations.

Resuscitation and intensive care: 132 beds, 10 specialized departments


X-ray endovascular surgery: Diagnosis, balloon angioplasty and vascular stenting for diseases of the cardiovascular system. transcatheter aortic valve implantation, occlusion of defects of the interatrial septum, vascular embolization with various bleeding, implantation of cava filters, interventions for neurosurgical diseases of a vascular nature, transcatheter chemoembolization and chemotherapy, removal of foreign bodies from the cavities of the heart and large myocardial vessels, biopsy myocardium

Traumatology - orthopedics: Multiple fractures, combined trauma, endoprosthetics, arthroscopy, unique patented methods for treating pelvic fractures.


Thoracic SurgeryDiseases of the esophagus, trachea, reconstructive surgery, the use of endovascular and endoscopic surgical methods

Abdominal surgery: Reconstructive interventions, including using their own patented technologies, unique methods of treating severe pancreatitis, reconstructive operations on the hepatobiliary system, endoscopic interventions.


Burn Center: A full cycle of burn care, from resuscitation to reconstruction, unique cell technology.

The unique experience of the regional vascular center. On the treatment of acute vascular pathology, diagnosis, prevention (preventive programs), rehabilitation of patients of I and II levels

Renal replacement therapy and extracorporeal hemocorrection: 

  • 4 departments: 23 devices for continuous renal replacement therapy, 13 devices for artificial kidney, 6 devices for extracorporeal liver support

  • 845 procedures for continuous renal replacement therapy in 375 patients

  • 1368 intermittent procedures in 438 patients

  • 320 extracorporeal hemocorrection and extracorporeal liver support procedures in 213 patients

Leading Toxicology Center

Contact Information

129090, Moscow, Bolshaya Sukharevskaya square, house 3 on map

tel.: +7 (495) 625-38-97

e-mail: sklif@zdrav.mos.ru

website: sklif.mos.ru

Additional information materials

Legislative Acts on the Rights of Foreign Citizens for Obtaining Medical Care:

– Federal Law No. 115-FZ “On Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation” dated 25/07/2002, Article 2:

  • «A foreign citizen in the Russian Federation is a natural person who is not a citizen of the Russian Federation and who has proof of citizenship (nationality) of a foreign state;»
  • conditions of legality of the stay of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation (residence/residence status):

    1. a foreign citizen temporarily staying in the Russian Federation is a person who arrived in the Russian Federation on the basis of a visa or in a manner that does not require a visa, and has received a migration card but does not have a residence permit.

    2. a foreign citizen temporarily residing in the Russian Federation is a person who has received a temporary residence permit in the form of a mark in a document certifying the identity of a foreign citizen and recognized by the Russian Federation in this capacity, or in the form of a document according to forms approved by the Federal migration service (FMS) of the Russian Federation.

    3. a foreign citizen permanently residing in the Russian Federation is a person who has received a residence permit issued by the FMS of the Russian Federation.

– Federal Law No. 323-FZ “On Principles for Protection of Citizens’ Health in the Russian Federation” dated 21/11/2011, Article 19, part 3, 4;

3. The right to medical assistance of foreign citizens residing and staying in the territory of the Russian Federation is established by the legislation of the Russian Federation and relevant international treaties of the Russian Federation. Stateless persons permanently residing in the Russian Federation enjoy the right to medical care on an equal basis with citizens of the Russian Federation, unless otherwise provided by international treaties of the Russian Federation.

4. The procedure for providing medical assistance to foreign citizens is determined by the Government of the Russian Federation

– Federal Law No. 326-FZ “On Compulsory Health Insurance (CHI)” dated 29/11/2010, Article 10, which establishes the list of insured persons in this field;

Section 10. Insured Persons

The insured persons are citizens of the Russian Federation, foreign citizens permanently or temporarily residing in the Russian Federation, stateless persons (with the exception of highly qualified specialists and members of their families in accordance with Federal Law of July 25, 2002 N 115-FZ "On the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in Of the Russian Federation "), as well as persons entitled to medical care in accordance with the Federal Law" On Refugees ":

1) working under an employment contract or a civil law contract, the subject of which is the performance of work, the provision of services, as well as under a contract of copyright order or a license contract;

2) self-supporting themselves with work (individual entrepreneurs, private notaries, lawyers);

3) being members of peasant (farmer) farms;

4) who are members of family (clan) communities of indigenous smaller peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East of the Russian Federation, living in areas of the North, Siberia and the Far East of the Russian Federation, engaged in traditional economic sectors;

5) non-working citizens:

a) children from the day of birth until they reach the age of 18;

b) non-working pensioners, regardless of the reason for the appointment of a pension;

c) full-time citizens in educational institutions of primary vocational, secondary vocational and higher professional education, unemployed citizens registered in accordance with the legislation on employment;

e) one of the parents or guardian engaged in caring for the child until he reaches the age of three years;

f) capable citizens engaged in caring for children with disabilities, persons with disabilities of group I, persons who have reached the age of 80;

g) other citizens who are not working under an employment contract and are not specified in subparagraphs "a" - "e" of this paragraph, with the exception of military personnel and persons equated to them in the organization of medical care.

– Agreement “On Mutual Provision of Equal Rights to Citizens of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation in Emergency and Urgent Medical Care Delivery” dated 24/11/1998;

– Letter of the Ministry of Healthcare of Russia No. 10-4/54705-14ВС “On Medical Care Delivery to Foreign Citizens” dated 24/10/2008; –

Letter of the Ministry of Healthcare of Russia No.2854-РХ

“Information about Organization of Medical Care for Citizens of the Republic of Belarus Permanently or Temporarily Residing in the Constituent Entities of the Russian Federation” dated 18/04/2008.

– Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 186 “On Approval of the Regulations for Providing Medical Care to Foreign Citizens in the Territory of the Russian Federation” dated 06/03/2013;

Regulations for Providing Medical Care to Foreign Citizens in the Territory of the Russian Federation

1. These regulations determine the procedure for providing medical care to foreign citizens in the territory of the Russian Federation.

2. Medical care to foreign citizens who stay (reside) temporarily or permanently in the Russian Federation, is provided by medical and other organizations carrying out medical activities, regardless of their legal form of organization, as well as individual entrepreneurs carrying out medical activities (hereinafter – medical organizations).

3. Emergency medical care for sudden acute diseases, conditions, exacerbation of chronic diseases that pose a threat to the patient’s life is provided to foreign citizens by medical organizations free of charge.

4. Foreign citizens who are insured  in accordance with the Federal Law “On Compulsory Medical Insurance in the Russian Federation” have the right for free medical care within the framework of compulsory medical insurance.

5. Emergency, including specialized emergency, medical care is provided to foreign citizens in case of diseases, accidents, injuries, poisonings and other conditions requiring urgent medical intervention.

State Medical organizations  and municipal health systems provide the abovementioned medical care to foreign citizens free of charge.

6. Medical care in an urgent form (except for emergency, including specialized emergency medical care) and planned form is provided to foreign citizens in accordance with contracts for provision of paid medical services or voluntary health insurance contracts and (or) concluded in favor of foreign citizens referred to in paragraph 4 of these Regulations, contracts in the field of compulsory health insurance.

7. Medical care in a planned form may be delivered provided that a foreign citizen submits written guarantees of fulfillment of the obligation to pay the actual cost of medical services or prepay medical services based on the expected volume of these services (except for cases of medical care in accordance with paragraph 4 of these Regulations) as well as the necessary medical documentation (extract from the medical history, clinical, radiological, laboratory and other studies, if any.

8. After the treatment of a foreign citizen is completed, an extract from the medical documentation indicating the period when the medical care was being provided, treatment and medical rehabilitation in a medical organization, as well as preventive and diagnostic measures, are sent to his address or the address of a legal or natural person representing the interests of such foreign citizen.

Medical documentation sent from the Russian Federation to another state is filled in in the Russian language.

9. Invoices for actually provided medical care are sent by a medical organization to the address of a foreign citizen or a legal or natural person representing the interests of a foreign citizen within 10 days after the termination of treatment, unless otherwise provided by the contract in accordance with which it was provided (except for cases of medical care in accordance with paragraph 4 of these Regulations).

10. Disputes related to the provision of medical care or late payment of invoices for actually provided medical care are resolved in the manner prescribed by the legislation of the Russian Federation.

11. In the event that an international treaty of the Russian Federation establishes a different procedure for providing medical care to foreign citizens, the regulations of the international treaty shall apply.

In the Address of the President of the Russian Federation to the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation dated March 1, 2018, Vladimir Putin emphasized the need for developing healthcare and export services in the field of medicine and tourism.

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