Every student/visiting researcher is required to be covered by Israeli health insurance while studying in Israel. That is 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, research students/ fellows, students on individual tracks and students in 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 will be required to submit a Health Declaration form (Self Evaluation) within a mentioned deadline, which will be provided to the confirmed students prior to the beginning of their program. Please see instructions for filling out this form here. Students who fail to meet the deadline, or follow any further 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, which works with healthcare provider “Leumit”. Its policy covers treatment by a large selection of 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)***.
Please note that the TAUI-offered insurance does not cover pre-existing conditions. 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 (you are able to receive health services using your Leumit number along with a passport ID).
- 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 03-7107460
* 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 TAU International's Insurance Coordinator.
*** Optional health insurance coverage is offered for travel outside Israel for an additional fee. You may purchase the additional coverage by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org
In cases of emergency:
- Contact the Leumit call center and speak to the on-call doctor / nurse; inform them of your condition, so they can advise on the next step.
- It is recommended to also contact the Madrich (Student Life Team member) on-call, so that the team is aware and may assist you in any way we can.
- Please note: Emergency Room visits in Israel are at a cost (ILS 970) except for specific medical conditions or if referred by a medical professional; if the Leumit medical staff decide that there is a medical emergency requiring immediate care, they will be able to issue a referral, in which case the ER visit will be covered. Otherwise, except for specific medical conditions as mentioned in the policy, an ER visit without a referral will incur a fee.
- If you were not referred to the ER, but still need to see a medical professional during times when the clinics are closed, you may also visit the Emergency Center at Yigal Alon St. 90 – this will be at a cost of ILS 87.
Phone number: 03-6272350
Sun, Tue, Thu: 7 pm – 11:30 pm
Mon, Wed: 7 pm – 11:30 pm
Fri: 1 pm – 11:30 pm
Sat: 9 am – 11:30 pm