Study in Uruguay - Health
Study in Uruguay


All exchange students are required to purchase medical insurance that covers medical assistance and ambulance service.

To register for courses, you are required to hold insurance covering at least € 30,000 (as established by the Schengen agreement) and valid during the entire stay in Uruguay, plus 15 additional days.

On campus emergency cases are covered by institutional insurance, limited to emergency assistance and transportation to a hospital if needed.

Where to receive medical assistance

For minor issues (flu, colds, stomach problems, etc.) SEMM Polyclinics are a good option. 

  • Policlínica Central
    Bv. Artigas 946, intersection Bv. España

  • Policlínica Shopping
    Luis A. de Herrera 1273 intersection Lamas

In case of emergency and serious illness Hospital Británico is a good choice, as it offers comprehensive care to foreigners (Av. Italia 2420, Montevideo, Tel: +598 2487 1020).

In most cases medicines are not included in the service and must be purchased separately at additional cost.

Emergency transportation

  • Emergencia Uno
    Phone: 1830

  • Emergencia SEMM
    Phone: 159


Most pharmacies offer a delivery service (many of them 24/7).

  • Farmashop 15
    Address: 21 de Setiembre 2867 esq. Ellauri - Pocitos
    Phone: 2710 5953
  • Farmashop 18
    Address: José Ellauri 1084 bis esq. Av. Brasil - Pocitos
    Phone: 2708 4788
  • Lyon Farmacias
    Address: 18 de julio 2102 esq. Requena - Cordón
    Phone: 2400 2906
  • Farmashop 21
    Address: Colonia 903 esq. Convención - Centro
    Phone: 2900 7962