In principle, the obligation imposed by the law for the Kupat Cholim to provide health services to Israeli residents is limited exclusively to the territory of Israel. However, there is a defined set of cases where the insured is entitled to participation in the costs of medical treatment abroad, subject to the fulfillment of all the following conditions:
In addition, if in the opinion of the health fund a case presents exceptional medical circumstances, it may fund the treatment abroad. Note: If a health fund rejects the insured’s request to receive health services outside Israel, the decision may be appealed before a special appeals committee in the Ministry of Health.
This information was translated and adapted from content provided by The Society for Patients’ Rights in Israel.