(Reading time: 2 - 4 minutes) TwitterHealthcare, Health & Medical Services in Israel 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 flu vaccine Procedure for getting the flu shot or nasal flu vaccine in Israel 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.