Health-care options for non-residents of Israel
Hebrew: ביטוח רפואי וניתוחים פרטיים לאזרחים זרים בישראל
Israel has an outstanding healthcare system and during the coronavirus, that has been proven. Israel forged ahead, and lead the way, with it’s vaccination campaign, keeping schools and the economy open.
Generally medical and healthcare is affordable. Supplementary healthcare is available as an add-on to the basic healthcare package.
There is separate legislation for non-residents of the country, living in Israel – tourists, diplomats, students, businesspersons, and other foreign nationals or individuals who have do not (yet) have residency status.
Maccabi Health-care Services and Clalit Health Services offer insurance for non-residents together with a wide range of facilities and services; primary physicians, pediatricians, specialists, laboratory tests and clinics, imaging, referral to hospital emergency rooms and hospitalization, and medications included in the national health care basket.
Non-residents can also purchase health-care insurance from the many private insurance companies in Israel like Clal, Harel, AIG etc. via an insurance agent or online via the insuring company’s website.
- For more tips and suggestions click through to our A – Z Living Guide for Foreigners in Israel
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