As a rule, foreign travellers are required to take out medical insurance to get a Russian visa if their health insurance plans are not applicable in Russia or if their home country has no a reciprocal healthcare agreement with Russia.
The medical insurance regulations are subject to changes and updates. Check with the nearest Russian consular mission to see if you require medical insurance and what the latest rules are.
Generally, the state of the local health facilities in Russia is below Western standards. Moscow-based expats recommend the following clinics with English-speaking personnel. See the clinics’ websites for directions.
Intermedcentr, former American Medical Centre
1/6 building 3 4th Monetchikovsky Pereulok (entrance from 5th Monetchikovsky Pereulok.) Metro Paveletskaya (line 2, green or line 5 brown.)
6/1, 1st Nikoloshchepovskiy Pereulok. Metro Metro Smolenskaya (line 4, light blue.)
10 2nd Tverskoy-Yamskoy Pereulok. Metro Mayakovskaya (line 2, green.)
5 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya ulitsa. Metro Mayakovskaya (line 2, green.)