Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Healthcare, Health & Medical Services in Israel

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An overview of the healthcare system and health services in Israel

An in-depth overview of the Israeli medical and health-care system


Calling the emergency ambulance services

Magen David Adom - MADA - emergency services, private ambulances, payments and entitlements


Doctor's appointments & fees

Be prepared! What you can expect to happen at your doctor's appointment in Israel


Blood donation information

Blood donor criteria and blood donor stations country wide


Choosing a Health Fund - Heb: Kupat Holim

There are 4 Health Funds in Israel: Maccabi, Clalit, Leumit & Meuhedit and according to the law, you can become a member of any one of them. Which is the best one for you?


Changing & switching over to another Health Fund

Changing Health Funds is easy but there are rules and regulations for switching to another Kupah


Dehydration- signs, symptoms, causes & prevention

Life saving tips for preventing and treating dehydration during Israel's hot summer months


Dental care in Israel

Private dental care vs the Health Fund dental clinic


Family healthcare clinics - Heb: Tipat Halav

Ministry of Health family healthcare clinics, services and branches countrywide


The Health Basket - Heb: Sal Briut

The Israel national basket of health services and medical entitlements


Doctors home visits

Emergency medical house-calls or regularly required home-visits day and night


Hospital care in Israel

Public and private hospital care and services, information, paperwork and admissions


Treating jellyfish stings

First aid for jellyfish. What is the best way to treat a jellyfish sting? Sea water, vinegar or urine?


Prescriptions & Medications

Meds offered in the Health Basket, generic equivalents, filling your prescription, labeling, dosage instructions and fees


What do I do in the event of a medical emergency?

Bikur Rofeh offers emergency medical services o the general public, health fund members, soldiers and insurance policy holders


Useful medical resources & assistance

The Ministry of Health, medical support and social services


Must know medical terminology

Free word sheet! Useful Hebrew, English and transliterated medical words and phrases


Mental health care services. Get help!

The 2015 mental health care reform. Mental health services are now the responsibility of the Health Funds


Israel's national health insurance law

The provisions of Israel's National Health Insurance Law


Medical and healthcare options in Israel for non-residents

Health insurance options and services for non-residents, internationals and expats in Israel


Organ donation & transplants

Register with ADI - the national body that oversees organ donation and transplants in Israel


Israel's patient's rights act

The legal rights of every patient in Israel as stipulated int the 1996 law


Paying for medical & healthcare services

Called Tofes 17 or Hitchayvut, you need payment authorization for numerous medical and ambulatory services as well as diagnostic procedures. A free Hebrew to English translation


Must know poison information

The Israel National Poison Information Center at Rambam hospital operates a 24 hour hotline for all your questions, queries and emergency situations


How do I register for a Health Fund - Heb: Kupat Holim?

New immigrants/olim can register for a Health Fund at Ben Gurion airport or at any post-office


Suffering from skin ailments? Free word sheet

Learn new Hebrew words for common skin ailments and conditions. With English and transliterations


Treating sunburn

Don't overdo it in the sun. Tips for sun protection and treating sunburn in Israel's harsh climate


What's involved in upgrading health services?

For an additional fee, you can upgrade your health services to a supplementary health package which incorporate services not included in Israel's Health Basket


Vaccinations & immunizations for babies & children

The Israel Ministry of Health suggests these vaccinations and immunizations for children


Measles outbreak in Israel

An overview of the 2018 measles outbreak; symptoms, treatment and vaccinations.