5 October 2015

Israeli Newborn Baby Checklist

Baby on Board

This is a guide to what to do after having a baby in Israel – get a bigger tax credit, Kupat Cholim card before naming your baby, and much more!


Free skin cancer screenings


The intense Middle Eastern sun can put you at higher risk of skin cancer.  Celebrate Skin Cancer Awareness Week with a free screening.


Switch your kupat cholim (health fund) online

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The National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi / ביטוח לאומי) has made it possible to switch health funds (kupot cholim / קופות חולים) online.


Free flu shots now available

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With fall comes the flu.  Now is the time to get prepared for the flu season with a free flu shot from your local health fund (קופת חולים / kupat cholim).


No card? Still get served at health fund (kupat cholim)

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The days of missing appointments or begging to get a prescription filled for lack of a health fund (קופת חולים / kupat cholim) magnetic card are over.