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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Current list of Subsidized Therapists through Meuhedet Health Services (as of October 14, 2020)

Name Location Address Phone # Isca Friedman, clinical social worker Arnona, Jerusalem ביתר 42 א’ דירה 7 ארנונה ירושלים 054-2288939  Lilah Sharvit Kiryat Moshe, Jerusalem החלוץ 35 ירושלים 050-5172251  Smadar Libs Beit Hakerem, Jerusalem ביאליק 18 בית הכרם קומה ב’ ירושלים 050-8802722  Irit Gonen-Tsuriel Kiryat Yovel, Jerusalem בורוכוב 43 ירושלים 053-6323234  Lilah Sharvit Mevaseret Tzion …

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5 Crucial Tips I learned about the Corona (Covid-19) infection this week.

I pride myself on being able to read and interpret scientific articles and data. What else is a degree in Public Health for? Especially now. However, the interesting thing about living through a pandemic, is that, often, we just don’t have the answers. Scientists, doctors, policymakers, are all in the dark about so many things …

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5 reasons you should include a patient advocate on your medical team

When I tell people that I’m a board certified patient advocate, I usually get a blank stare, a distracted smile, or occasionally, a “what’s that, exactly?”  After a few more minutes of explanation I usually see understanding dawn, “aah, I didn’t realize that was a formalized job.”  Exactly.  Many professionals perform the job of “patient …

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The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding Navigation in Today’s Health Reality

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of learning about a relatively new health device, called Momsense.  I found it particularly interesting because, having worked in the field of women’s health for over two decades, I hear new mothers ask me time and again, “Do you think I have enough milk?” or state, sadly, …

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