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Olim Health Services

Every new immigrant and temporary resident is insured for health care under the National Health Insurance law by paying monthly premiums to the National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi).   This entitles you to choose membership in one of the four health funds listed under "kuppot holim" .

All services within the government "Health Basket" (sal briut) are available to you regardless of age or previous medical history. This includes doctor visits, diagnostic and laboratory services, hospitalizations, pharmacies and more.

New immigrants receive a voucher along with their Teudat Oleh at the airport entitling them to six months free health insurance, if they are unemployed.  It is important to sign up for one of the health funds as soon as possible after arrival so as to assure coverage for any medical situation which may arise.