Healthcare & National Insurance

Childhood Vaccinations, Flu Shots

2016-03-23T12:42:53+02:00Healthcare & National Insurance|

Childhood Chisunim are given at Tipat Chalav (well-baby clinics) and in school. If your child is born in Israel, you will receive a Pinkas Chisunim (vaccination booklet) when the baby is born, before you leave the hospital. If your child is born abroad, a Pinkas Chisunim will be issued at your first Tipat Chalav visit.

Children with Food Allergies

2017-05-28T08:20:15+02:00Healthcare & National Insurance|

According to Misrad Hachinuch (Ministry of Education),Israel currently has 200-300 children with serious food allergies studying in the elementary school system. The most common food allergies among Israeli children are milk, eggs, peanuts, soy, sesame, walnuts and fish.

Dental Care

2018-01-04T14:53:21+02:00Healthcare & National Insurance|

While dental care in Israel is not included in the basic Israeli health insurance plans (Kupot Cholim), the costs are significantly lower than they are in the U.S. Supplemental insurance plans (available through the Kupot) often cover some free treatments and/or discounts on dental care, including one free checkup with x-rays per year.

Hiring a Foreign Care Worker

2017-03-15T13:39:29+02:00Healthcare & National Insurance|

Caring for an elderly or frail family member can be challenging, demanding and often requires around the clock supervision. The care required can often become too much for family members to handle, and it is at this junction that other care options need to be evaluated.

Kupot Cholim

2017-07-30T08:58:26+02:00Healthcare & National Insurance|

Four health plans, or Kupot Cholim, provide health care services in Israel: Maccabi, Meuhedet, Clalit and Leumit. Each health plan offers several levels of service: the basic basket of services, supplemental insurance and long-term care insurance. Contact information may be found below.

Overview of Israeli Healthcare System

2017-09-10T15:08:34+02:00Healthcare & National Insurance|

Every resident of Israel is insured for healthcare under the National Health Insurance Law, through payment of monthly premiums to the National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi). New Olim, Ktinim Chozrim and Ezrachim Olim are entitled to up to one year of free health insurance for the basic level of coverage, if they are not working.

Pregnancy and Birth

2017-02-02T14:21:36+02:00Healthcare & National Insurance|

B’Shaah Tovah! Knowing what to do when you’re pregnant (especially for the first time) can be a daunting task. When you compound this with being an Olah in a new country where the language may be a barrier, figuring out how to obtain the necessary care can be especially challenging.

Private Health Insurance in Israel

2017-03-15T11:40:35+02:00Healthcare & National Insurance|

For one living in Israel and wanting top quality medical care, it is usually unnecessary to travel abroad to receive it, as Israel is a country where advanced medical care is available. In fact, Israel does a lively business catering to the medical needs of wealthy foreigners who choose to come here to receive high quality medical care.

Switching Kupot Cholim

2017-05-25T12:36:47+02:00Healthcare & National Insurance|

If you are unsatisfied with your Kupat Cholim (Health Plan) or feel that you can be better serviced by a different Kupah, you may switch to a new Kupah at any time, provided that you have been a member of your current Kupah for at least six months.

Tipat Chalav

2017-02-02T14:26:26+02:00Healthcare & National Insurance|

Tipat Chalav is a system of clinics that provide community public health services, primarily to infants and toddlers (well-baby clinics). The Tipot Chalav are administered by district health offices (Lishkat Briut Ezorit) and are staffed mainly by public health nurses. Additional staff include physicians, dieticians, health consultants and social workers.

Traveler’s Health Insurance

2017-03-15T12:00:35+02:00Healthcare & National Insurance|

While the health plans cover your health needs while physically in Israel, this coverage does not extend to visits abroad. In light of this, it is important to purchase traveler's insurance for short and long visits outside of Israel, to cover routine and emergency medical care for yourself and your children.