Medical Information

SLU-Madrid does not have a medical center on campus. Its Student Life staff as well as its counselors, however, may serve as liaisons between students and doctors, even going with them to hospital or to different practitioners when needed.

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Life-Threatening Emergencies:
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SLU-Madrid Health and Safety Emergency Phone:

SLU-Madrid Counseling Emergencies:
Poison Control:
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   28002 Madrid

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Students with any medical pre-existing conditions (physical or mental) will be responsible for following the guidelines provided by their physicians in their home countries and for seeking the adequate resources to continue any treatment while they study in Madrid. Students may use their Sanitas Medical Insurance which is included in the tuition price. For any physical pre-existing conditions students may contact Dr. Borrás, general practitioner in Sanitas, who will be able to refer you to any specialist within Sanitas at If you need to follow psychological therapy and you will need a counselor and/or a psychiatrist while in Spain you may contact the SLU-Madrid Counseling Center at

While SLU-Madrid will make every effort to support students with severe medical conditions so that they may be capable of successfully completing their academic work, at times, such medical conditions are so severe that they negatively affect both the student as well as other members of the campus community. Please review the following list of available accommodations for students with special needs: Student Accommodations at the SLU-Madrid Campus.

Students with such conditions may continue to study at SLU-Madrid and access to all its services including host family housing as long as the medical condition does not affect the coexistence of the student among the SLU-Madrid community members to the extent of being disturbing and disruptive. Examples of these disturbing/disruptive behaviors include, but are not limited to: poor social interaction with his/her professors, University Officials, classmates and other students on and off-Campus, host family/roommates, or social interaction that is aggressive, hostile, threatening, or disturbing to others; behavior suggesting the presence of a medical and/or mental illness that is causing significant disruption/distress to the student's professors, University Officials, classmates and other students on and off-Campus and or his/her family/roommates, such as depression (e.g. self-injurious behavior, suicide threats/attempts, isolating oneself in the room while at home, etc.), anxiety disorders (e.g., becoming hostile or excessively anxious when family members/roommates do not follow rigid routines, etc.), eating disorders (e.g. excessive weight loss, binge eating, vomiting frequently, or unusual requests regarding food and menus, etc.), and substance abuse, among others.

When the presence of such behaviors is detected, the Department of Student Life, in coordination with the University Counseling Center, and the Dean's Office, will make a determination regarding the appropriate action required, including, but not limited to: continuing academic studies, while receiving appropriate treatment for the medical condition; leaving the home stay; taking a leave of absence; or withdrawing from SLU-Madrid.

Please look at our Counseling Services webpage in case you think you may need a counselor to deal with your medical condition, time of recovery, etc.

For a comprehensive list, please visit the Sanitas website ( On the SLU-Madrid Medical Information webpage there is a list of medical health professionals who accept Sanitas insurance: Directory of common-visited Physicians

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