Aviva Yoselis

Emergency Services on Hol Hamoed Passover-To Go or Not to Go

Despite the fact that now I spend most of my days surrounded by others people’s medical reports, often arguing with secretaries, my first love was and still is public health and its sister, at least in my mind, health research.  So each show, I’ll discuss an area of public health to review, either in Israel, …

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What you need to do when applying for disability with Bituach Leumi: Actual Steps

You can start applying a full year after you make aliyah (and you’ve been in the country at least 181 days). There are a couple of exceptions but that’s another article :). You need to be over 18 and under retirement age (currently 62 for a woman and 67 for a man) If you are …

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A deep dive into Bituach Leumi (Israel National Health Insurance)

Part I: How to feel empowered within a rigid bureaucratic system True story. A new immigrant called up her kupat cholim (HMO) and said she wanted to know if she could see a different doctor in the same quarter, because she hadn’t liked the manner of this particular doctor.  The clerk on the other end …

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5 things to remember when you are told NO at the Bituach Leumi Office

If they say “NOT THIS FORM”: Ask for the specific number of the form that you DO need. All forms are numbered and can be easily searched for on the bituach leumi website. If they say “YOU CANNOT COME IN NOW”: You can make a visit through myvisit.com and right now in Corona days, you …

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