Cancer patients must not only fight the disease, but they and their families must also be aware of all of their rights within the healthcare system, in addition to all options for financial and emotional support.
Review the various rights, benefits and services highlighted in this checklist to become more knowledgeable about what is available before making an appointment with the Kupat Cholim social worker at your local branch, a social worker at the treating hospital, or another guidance professional for information and assistance in accessing support. Download a printable version of this checklist by clicking here. You can print out that checklist and go over it with the support professional. Please note that many items have eligibility conditions related to age, means, insurance membership or other factors.
This is not an exclusive list. If you have a need for a service you do not see here, we urge you to make your need known. If it is not already addressed by an existing program, many organizations will use their resources to facilitate your individual needs in any way possible.
Here are your primary avenues for receiving helpful information. Remember to be persistent in seeking clear and comprehensive details about assistance and the means to access it. There are multiple sources for guidance and often you need to pursue more than one.
The information appearing here, along with some more resources, also appears in the Cancer Patients Portal we translated as part of our collaboration with the Kol-Zchut organization.
Remember that a printable, slightly modified PDF version of this checklist may be found here.
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I am an English speaker. Imhave lived in Israel,for 13 year. My husband was recently diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. He has undergone the Whipple procedure..he is weak tired and will start chemotherapy on January 19 . Imhope he makes it to the 19 ..can’t help but wonder how much honesty goes in to his care..like when is enough enough?
I would love one number to,call that would explain in detail what is allowed for our family financially…
Sorry to hear about your husband, may he have a speedy recovery. I am not completely clear on your question, but a good place to start is by contacting the Israel Cancer Association, which offers an array of support in various areas. You may visit their website: http://www.cancer.org.il/, call their support hotline: 1-800-599-995, and/or email them: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will email you more resources, as well.