Every student/visiting researcher is required to be covered by Israeli health insurance while studying in Israel. That, as part of the visa requirements set by Israel’s Ministry of Interior affairs and in accordance with TAUI’s regulations. While most international programs include health insurance as part of their tuition fees*, students on individual tracks or on TAU’s programs are not covered and are required to obtain their own Israeli health insurance.
Please note that in order to join TAUI’s health insurance, prior to arrival all students are required to submit a Health Declaration form (Self Evaluation) within a mentioned deadline. Please see instructions for filling out this form, here. Students who fail to meet the deadline or follow the instructions of TAUI’s Housing & Health Insurance Coordinator will not be able to be insured on time.
TAUI’s insurance is provided by Menora Mivtachim Health Insurance Company. Its policy covers treatment by a large selection of private English-speaking doctors in Kupat Holim Leumit Clinics. It also covers hospitalization in public hospitals. Coverage includes your programs duration and/or the insurance duration, including vacation days**. This insurance provides coverage for students only within Israel (does not include coverage anywhere abroad including in the West Bank)***.
TAUI strongly recommends that students arrange for comprehensive health insurance from their home countries in addition to the TAU insurance; in the event that a medical need arises that is excluded by the policy, such as a pre-existing condition, your home insurance may enable you to recover those funds. Make sure that your insurance coverage is effective in the Middle East and Europe, in the event that you travel abroad either during or after your program at TAU.
For more information, please contact your local insurance company.
Important Health related phone numbers and information:
Please note that we recommend students to ask for assistance from TAUI’s Student Life Teams in making health related appointments. We are here to assist you and can provide support and translation if needed.
Please make sure to always carry your health card with you or have your insurance number at hand.
- For Leumit call center, Call *507 (available 24/7)
- For a doctor home visit Call *9101 (available 24/7 within 3 hours)
- The nearest 'Leumit' Clinic is located on Aba Akhime'ir St 26, Tel Aviv-Yafo
- Bus lines from TAU: 126, 171 to “Schuster Centre”. Phone: 03-7450400
- Opening hours:
Sun, Tue: 7:30am – 7pm
Mon, Thu: 7:30am – 1pm
Wed: 7:30am-1pm, 4pm-7pm
Fri: 7:30am – 12pm
- For general information about the Insurance policy and other information, Call *2000
* To learn if your program’s tuition includes medical insurance, please visit the fees and expenses webpage.
** Students who plan to extend their stay after their program ends and/or who plan to arrive prior to their programs start date may purchase additional coverage days at an additional cost. For information, please contact TAUI’s Housing & Health Insurance Coordinator.
*** Optional health insurance coverage is offered for travel outside Israel for an additional fee. You may purchase the additional coverage by contacting: email@example.com