Private Health Insurance in Israel
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.
Traveler’s Health 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.
Reimbursement for Medical Treatment
An individual who is entitled to health coverage (see Healthcare Overview) and, prior to registering with a Kupat Cholim, requires medical care, will need to pay for the treatment independently.
Transplant and Organ Donation
Israel’s National Transplant and Organ Donation Center, Adi maintains a computerized database of Israeli citizens who have stated that they are willing to donate their organs to be used in organ transplants, in the case of death.
Pregnancy and Birth
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.
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.
Listing of Government Offices and Private Medical Organizations