When studying at TAU, your welfare is of paramount concern to us. As such, TAU International arranges Israeli health insurance for students enrolled in its international programs; in such cases the insurance is included in your program tuition fees.
If you are an international student at TAU not enrolled in an International program you must obtain a medical insurance policy valid for the entire duration of your stay in Israel and in the program. It is your sole responsibility to make sure that you and your family are covered, this is also a legal demand by Israel Ministry of interior for any Visa applicant. TAU International is happy to provide you with the local medical insurance. Please note, that we can only provide coverage for TAU students.
In order to purchase private insurance for your family members, download a private health declaration here.
Israeli Health Insurance
The TAU International insurance plan covers treatment within the state of Israel by a large selection of private, English-speaking doctors. It also covers hospitalization in public hospitals.
Coverage includes your time in the program and/or the insurance duration, including vacation days. This insurance provides coverage only while you are in Israel.
Kupat Holim Clalit is the health insurance provider for international students at TAU International. Kupat Holim Clalit is our service provider as they own the largest number of clinics, hospitals, and pharmacies in the country.
Principal coverage in Israel:
Medical costs up to $100,000, including:
Hospitalization with no limitation up to the above amount
Emergency room care
Ambulance transport in an emergency situation or by a doctor’s referral or approval by the service center
Prescriptions with no limitation, within the framework below, up to the above amount. Medication can be prescribed by Kupat Holim Clalit physicians and/or house-call doctors and purchased through a variety of pharmacies. When purchasing medication, you will be required to present the original prescription and your magnetic card.
Compensation for costs associated with visits to non-Kupat Holim Clalit doctors up to $35 (USD)
Visits to general practitioners or specialists
Surgery with a private surgeon up to $3,000 (USD)
Emergency dental care – up to $500 (USD) at Clalit Smile clinics
Personal accident – up to $10,000 (USD)
Transfer of deceased – full coverage
Expenses related to the insured’s air travel from Israel back to the insured’s country of origin due to a medical condition – full coverage
Cab fare to emergency ward – with service center approval
The policy does not provide coverage for a pre-existing medical condition.
***The insurer’s obligations are under the policy’s full terms only***
Full insurance policy (pdf)
Non-Israeli Health Insurance
TAU 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.
Current regulations do not require vaccinations for travel to Israel from most countries, including the US. Please check with the national health agency in your country to find out if any specific vaccinations are recommended.