Medicine in Israel: "sickness funds" and "health basket"

Israel or Germany: where is it more profitable to be treated

Israel, at the legislative level, is preparing to make a decision that will enable many Russians to be treated cheaper and financially not to depend on an intermediary. After the adoption of the law, all payments for medical services will be made by the patient directly to the hospital, and the need for services not directly related to treatment will be determined by the patient himself.

In addition, the law will oblige hospitals to independently develop a treatment plan and send for informational purposes to a patient before he leaves for Israel. In addition, the patient will receive a calculation of all mandatory procedures and those that may be needed. According to the legislators, this approach, as well as the obligatory entry of all agents into a single publicly accessible register, will save a foreign patient from possible fraud by dishonest intermediaries who overestimate the total cost of treatment by 2-3 times.

The positive effect will also manifest itself on the other side: there will be fewer sites of fake hospitals, since the intermediaries will have neither the legal basis nor the motivation to conduct their activities on behalf of the hospital, the proposal of which can be easily verified.

In Germany, such principles in the organization of treatment for foreigners have been in effect for a long time. This allowed German clinics in 2015 for the first time in the history of medical tourism, even in the context of the crisis and Western sanctions, to attract more patients from Russia than Israeli ones.

Medical tourism: Israel vs Germany

For several years now, Germany and Israel have been the priority areas of medical tourism among Russian patients. And this is no coincidence: according to data provided by the International Health Research Center (IHRC) in conjunction with the International Medical Tourism Association (MTA), the quality of medical services in the world market in these countries is assessed as follows:

Israel - 1st place (source - . edicaltourismindex. om/destination/israel /)

Germany - 2nd place - (source - . edicaltourismindex. om/destination/germany /),

although the final rating indicator characterizing work with foreign patients placed Israel in 3rd place, and Germany - in 6th.

Thus, when you take into account the number of countries covered by the study, the difference in the ability to meet the medical needs of a foreign patient between countries is barely perceptible.

So, in fact, the flow of Russians wishing to receive highly qualified medical care abroad should be distributed approximately equally between Germany and Israel. However, the statistics do not confirm this (sources - amtrf. U, dw. Om):

They chose treatment in Germany They chose treatment in Israel201311 thousand inpatients and about 16 thousand outpatients No data 2014 No data 40 thousand 015 More than 30 thousand 6 thousand

Israeli clinics are among the most advanced in the world. Innovative diagnostic techniques, state-of-the-art equipment, widespread use of minimally invasive and robotic surgery - these are just a few of the advantages of Israeli medicine available to both citizens of the country and tourists arriving for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

Medical centers in Israel carry out diagnostics and treatment of a wide range of diseases. State-of-the-art technologies available at local clinics make it possible to detect pathologies even at the earliest stages, when their treatment is still relatively simple. The most popular destinations among medical tourists are oncology (the percentage of recovery from cancer in Israel is one of the highest in the world), orthopedics, cardiology and neurosurgery.

Israeli hospitals and medical centers are planned and equipped to be as comfortable as possible for visitors. They are fully accessible to patients with disabilities. All buildings are equipped with lifts, there are ramps on each floor, all inscriptions are duplicated in Braille. In addition, most of the medical staff speaks Russian, so communication with doctors will be comfortable even for those who do not speak English.

Manor Medical Center represents the leading clinics and hospitals in Israel:

Private clinics in Israel

Assuta Clinic

Today, Assuta is the largest private surgical center, and a recognized leader in the field of medical services in Israel. The medical center has four hospitals and six medical complexes, which are located in nine cities in Israel. In addition to traditional surgical and therapeutic centers, the Assuta complex also has excellent pain clinics, sleep clinics, women's health centers, IVF clinics and many other departments.

Herzliya Medical Center

Herzliya Medical Center is located in the city of the same name by the sea, north of Tel Aviv. It is a private clinic with over 500 employees of various specialties.

Ramat Aviv Medical Center

Ramat Aviv Medical Center is one of the most advanced private clinics in Israel. The center was opened in 1999 in a luxury business center located in the elite area of ​​Tel Aviv.

Nara Medical Center (NARA)

Manufacturer's price includes:

  • Customs clearance of equipment from Israel.
  • Full service.
  • Personnel training.
  • Consulting a company representative.
  • 1 year warranty.
  • Permission to use the equipment in the CIS countries and Russia.

New generation medical equipment is supplied in 70 countries of the world (America, Japan, Eastern Europe).

In the event of a contract, 50% prepayment must be made and upon completion of the assembly (which takes 45-55 days), the remaining amount is paid and the equipment is delivered to the destination.

Questions about medical equipment, you can send to the mail in Russia israelmed @ list. u or in Israel mexael3333 @ mail. u

Cardiospec (Israel)

Non-invasive methods of treating areas of myocardial ischemia that are not available for treatment by traditional revascularization.


Econolith E (Israel)

A condition where stones grow so large that they cannot pass through the urinary system and eventually obstruct the flow of urine, causing severe pain in the back, side, or abdomen. When this condition occurs, the stone must be removed to stop the pain and restore normal urine flow.


Omnispec ED (Israel)

ED 1000 is an extracorporeal pulse wave therapy system for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

The level of Israeli medicine is recognized as one of the best in the world. Multifunctional centers are located here, where patients from all over the world come for treatment. It is not for nothing that the term "medical tourism" is applied to Israel. The cost of services here is lower than in the USA or Germany, and the quality is in no way inferior.

Quality healthcare is available to local residents as well. Patient services are provided through public health insurance funds and private clinics. We will talk about paid and free Israeli medicine further.

Free Medicine

Israel has a compulsory health insurance system. Every resident over 18 years of age is required to pay a monthly premium. Their size depends on the range of selected services, age, health status of a person and other aspects. The insurance is issued through the "health insurance funds" (kupat holim). Every citizen has the right to choose a cash desk, there are four of them:

  • Clalit.
  • Leumit.
  • Meuhedet.
  • Maccabi.

Each "kupat holim" has a well-developed pharmacy network, clinics and even medical centers.

Important! If the insured person does not like being assigned to a health insurance fund, he or she has the right to have it replaced. This can be done no more than 2 times in one year. If the petition to replace the "cash desk" is filed in the second half of the year, then the transition is carried out from January 1 of the next.

Clalit is the largest health insurance fund, with half of Israel's citizens using its services. Through the "cashier" you can get help in all clinical areas. The only drawback of "Clalit" is that due to the large number of clients, admission of narrow specialists or research, you have to wait longer than in other "cash desks". But this disadvantage is compensated by the fact that a medical facility owned by Klaalit can be found even in a “remote” village. The network of branches covers the entire territory of the country. The second largest is "Maccabi", about 1.5 million Israelis are insured here.

A Citizenship Specialist will comment on your answers free of charge and help determine your real chances of obtaining an Israeli passport.

Availability of medical services for returnees

Repatriates can also use free medical services. You can issue a full-fledged policy immediately upon arrival on Israeli soil. You just need to declare your desire to become a client of one of the "kupat holim". The Ben-Gurion airport is tasked with representatives of the "ticket offices" who will carry out the registration.

Important! Israeli legislation provides for preferential health insurance for repatriates - free insurance is issued for 12 months.

As soon as the emigrant has put his signature on the document, he becomes an insured person and gets the right to contact any clinic in Israel to receive quality services. If, for some reason, free registration was not carried out in the air port building, the repatriate can issue a policy through one of the postal bank branches. In this case, registration will cost 16 shekels. Children under the age of 18 are enrolled with one of the parents.

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