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About EMA Care

We provide case management and medical concierge services in Israel

About EMA Care

We provide case management and medical concierge services in Israel

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EMA Care School Clinics Receives Thanks

EMA Care staff are not only health care case managers.  EMA Care also cares for hundreds of students through our EMA Care clinics.  Our talented, experienced nurses travel to different programs throughout Israel. Our campus based clinics diagnose students with everything from stomach viruses, dermatological issues, strep throat, to broken limbs and dehydration.  Our nurses write referrals to specialists and blood lab work.  If you are interested in your school having EMA Care clinics, contact EMA Care today. This Purim, EMA Care received the best gifts from our EMA CareClinics.    

Health Guidelines for Students

For the Winter of 2019, EMA Care sent out the following guidelines to over 30 Israeli programs, seminaries and, yeshivas that are catering to gap year students from outside Israel.  Dorm life is prone to the spread of illness.  The fact is there is an 80% reduction of disease when people follow these guidelines for proper hygiene. “The Common Cold” and “Stomach bugs” are VERY popular in the winter time. Here are some ways to prevent spreading the “joy” to others and to protect yourselves: WASH YOUR HANDS WITH SOAP AND WATER!! before and after every meal after every bathroom use...
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The Wildkatz Win Their First Game!!

EMA Care is a proud sponser of the MMY flag football team- The Wildkatz  The Wildkatz won their opening game 13-0!!! EMA Care wishes them continued success.  We also wish them good health - no bruises or any other sport injury. GO WILDKATZ!!!!!!!!  

West Nile Virus Outbreak in Israel

In recent weeks there has been a surge of West Nile Virus in Israel. A few hundred people have been infected and several people (elderly or immunocompromised) have died in recent weeks. West Nile Virus is a virus spread by mosquitoes who have fed off of infected birds. The incubation period is 5-21 days on average. The virus peak activity according to the Israel Ministry of Health is mid-August to mid-October. According to the CDC, 80% of people infected have no noticeable symptoms. Symptoms of West Nile Virus for the remaining 20% of infected individuals are usually mild flu-like symptoms including...
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Palliative Care Research

Dr.Eliana Aaron, participating in a research team from Yale University (alma mater), The Max Stern Yezreel Valley College, and Rambam Medical Center meet to discuss their palliative care research project in Israel. The goal of palliative care is to improve quality of life for both the person suffering with life limiting illnesses and their family.  Dr. Eliana Aaron looks forward to the team moving forward in bringing excellent palliative care to Israel.   July 2018

Allergy Free Vacation

Food Allergy Concierge, an EMA Care subsidiary was in Florida for Pesach, assuring allergy free food for guests at Trump National Doral Miami Hotel. Read here about how our food allergy specialists kept guests safe, so the family could have an allergy free, stress free vacation.

How to Take the Stress out of Healthcare

When people are overwhelmed dealing with their own health or the healthcare of another, stress is inevitable. Many of our clients report tension headaches, insomnia, high blood pressure, difficulty making decisions, and fatigue. Some even report developing their own medical problems! EMA Care works hard to alleviate your stress. Our professional staff has extensive knowledge of medical issues plus the workings of the Israeli healthcare system. This powerful combination will take the stress out of healthcare for you and your loved ones. EMA Care now offers new affordable service packages. This includes more flexible, customized intakes, more options for health case...
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Allergy Free Celebrations in Israel

It's a dream come true for many children and their families to have a Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration in Israel.  That dream may never come true for families with allergic children.  For these families, time away from their own kitchens is filled with anxiety and fear of their child going into anaphalytic shock in a foreign country. Food Allergy Concierge is in Israel to help alleviate those fears.  To learn more about this exciting endeavor, go to foodallergyconcierge.com .  Learn here how to prepare early for a celebration in Israel for children with serious food allergies.

Tourist Medical Emergency

  Most tourists are frightened of a medical emergency occurring while they are traveling far from home.The good news is the frequency of tourists requiring medical care while traveling is low. Tourists requiring medical treatment: Outpatient treatment ​ ​ 1 per 1,000 trips ​ ​ hospital admission ​ ​ 1 per 2,000 trips ​ Medical evacuation ...
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Forward: How Israel Beat Peanut Allergies

Eliana Marcus Aaron writes "Allergy advocacy used to be easy. Given the potentially tragic consequences of anaphylactic shock , everyone assumed a simple formula: the more precautions the better. In wealthy countries like the United States, ever greater accommodations were made to ensure that allergy sufferers were separated from the foods that cou...
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Allergy Free Baked Goods in Israel

Until now, allergy free baked goods were simply a dream in Israel.   Unless you take precautions, Israel may not be a great place to visit if you have food allergies.   Depending on what you are allergic to, finding allergy-free baked goods may be especially problematic.  The prevalence of sesame, eggs, and tree nuts in foods such as cakes, cookies, breads, burekas, and pastries is common.  Even if the product does not contain sesame or nuts, there is a very high probability the product had been mixed and/or baked with utensils that have been used with these common allergens.   Going...
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Students with Food Allergies

If you are a student with food allergies and living in a dorm, you must take precautions to assure you live in a safe environment .  It’s very important to realize that people who don’t have any exposure to anaphylactic allergies often don’t understand how dangerous they can be . For example, an allergy sufferer meets his roommate for the first time, he says I am allergic to peanuts. The roommate enjoys peanut butter and he says he will be very careful whenever he eats peanut butter in the room. “The peanut butter won’t go anywhere. How dangerous can it be?”....
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The Jerusalem Post: What we can all learn from Hillary Clinton’s coughing spell? Cough hygiene

Eliana Marcus Aaron writes "Whether or not people believe that Hillary Clinton has neurological problems, tics, lung cancer or seizures, many of us saw her coughing spell at a rally in Ohio weeks ago. As a health care provider, I was concerned about her moist cough and hoarse voice, which has since been diagnosed as pneumonia, but I cringed when I ...
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The Jerusalem Post: Poised for change - Nursing gets new leader

Eliana Marcus Aaron writes "After several decades as national head nurse of the Health Ministry Ministry of Health (MOH), Dr. Shosh Riba retired on June 30th and will be replaced by Dr. Shoshi Goldberg, currently the head of nursing at Sheba Medical Center, the largest medical center in the Middle East. Sheba nurses under her leadership perform res...
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Allergy Cards for Allergic Kids Visiting Israel

Any person with food allergies traveling to a foreign country knows how dangerous it can be. If your child with allergies is arriving in Israel for a summer program or in the fall for a yearlong program, it’s time to take action NOW . The lack of knowledge of the local language, local cuisine, and local customs can be frustrating and life threatening .  EMA Care provides a customized allergy card (in Hebrew) to our clients with food allergies. EMA Care’s allergy cards include: Customized Allergy Information about your child Knowledge of Israeli food products as it pertains to your child’s...
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Gluten Free in Israel

People with gluten-free diets often struggle with traveling and touring, as their diets can be challenging. Good news:  Israel is becoming more aware of the need for gluten free food. In this article, EMA Care gives guidance to gluten-free eating in Israel. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which gluten damages the small intestine.   The number of people diagnosed with the disease is 1 out of 133, or a little under 1% of the USA’s population.  HOWEVER, it is estimated that 83% of the people with celiac are misdiagnosed or undiagnosed!!   Research shows celiac disease is also on the rise in young...
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Radio Interview with JM in the AM – That’s Life with Miriam L. Wallach

Miriam L. Wallach interviews Dr. Eliana Marcus-Aaron, the EMA Care health care provider/coordinator in Israel. http://www.nachumsegal.com/thats-life-with-miriam-l-wallach-march-17-2016/

Israel Journal of Health Policy Research: Integration of advanced practice providers into the Israeli healthcare system

Many countries around the world have integrated various types of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) into their healthcare systems. The main motivating factors for recognizing and developing APPs worldwide include physician shortages and the need for improved access or delivery (US, France, Belgium, Scotland, Switzerland), reduced residency hours (U...
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Times of Israel: Five Things to Think About When You Send Your Child to Israel and the Woman Who’d Like to Make it Easier

She gets it. Nurse Practioner, Dr. Eliana Aaron, gets it. Actually, someone has to because diaspora-based parents are concerned about their children in Israel. Who wouldn't be? Many of us, have received anxious phone calls from friend's overseas thinking about yanking their child away from their gap year in Israel. "Do you think things will settle ...
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The Jerusalem Post: Letters to the Editor - Nursing leadership

Eliana Marcus Aaron writes, "I was pleased to hear about Inbar ("Cultivating medical leaders," Health & Science, September 27), a joint project of MAOZ and the Health Ministry aimed at developing a new generation of medical leadership in Israel.While I wholeheartedly agree that medical leadership here, and often in other developed countries, is...
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What Our Clients Say

Skilled and professional

I write to express my hakarat hatov (positive recognition) and my gratitude to the two health professionals from EMA Care that have been from the start professionally involved and continue to be interested in my care and long-term recovery.

After a serious fracture, I was hospitalized in the north, and my insurance company recommended EMA Care services to help me. After a surgeon was pressuring me to sign consent for surgery, I realized that I needed to remain


Sensitive and timely help

I would like to recommend Eliana (EMA care) for her sensitive and timely help for clients who are having difficulty navigating the health care system Israel, specifically for Anglos, whether new olim or those of us who been here for many years.

The obstacles of interfacing with the health care system here is daunting, especially at a time when one is going through an acute or chronic condition that is protracted and complicated. Often one doesn’t know whom to turn to or where to go,


Meticulous in their preparations

During our recent visit to Israel, we really struggled to find food for our son who has anaphylactic level allergies to egg and sesame. We approached both restaurants and hotels and were told they were unable or unwilling to take responsibility for preparing his food.

 After learning about Dr. Eliana on-line, we contacted her in the


Comfortable, calm, and at ease

We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the amazing gift you have given us over this Pesach- the gift of having you with us!!!!

We have NEVER felt more comfortable, calm, and at ease than we did these past 10 days. Your warmth, professionalism, kindness, and care shown through in all that you did.

My children are so grateful that they were able to be with you this Pesach. You made sure that they were so well looked after and they felt so at ease and


Knowledgeable, thorough, and caring

When our son was injured in a car accident during his yeshiva year in Israel, he had to start navigating the medical system on his own. But once we contacted Dr. Eliana Aaron at EMA Care (www.HealthCareIsrael.com), she immediately flew into action. Dr. Aaron accompanied our son in the ER and made sure he and we knew at every step exactly what was done and what needed to be done, especially important for someone who suffered a concussion and


Truly amazing

My son went to Israel for a year requiring infusion every 6-8 weeks. It was very stressful at times to coordinate getting his meds sent to Israel, scheduling appointments, and having to worry about him going on his own. Then a friend told me about EMA Care. EMA Care was truly amazing.

You can speak to an American who understands your concerns and will walk you through the entire process, from dealing with insurance to making appointments, and even getting someone to escort your


My Father is so Happy

It sounds like my dad has decided to hire you and I'm thrilled.
He actually seems much calmer than he has been in a long time and he is very happy with what the EMA Care staff has done so far.
You provide an amazing service and I feel very fortunate to have you on board.

G.K.  Jerusalem


“Ema Extraordinaire”

“EMA” Care is so fitting a name for Dr. Eliana Aaron’s exceptional gap year concierge health care service. Dr. Aaron is not only an incredible health care professional; she is also an “Ema Extraordinaire” in every sense of the word. My child had a range of medical needs while abroad, some anticipated and others not, and she was there for him (and me) – even in the middle of the night, -- always calm, reassuring, thinking out of the box, getting him to the appropriate medical professionals


Very Helpful

Thank you and may Hashem bless you for the work you do. My son Jacob said your allergy card has been very helpful. I am so grateful- beyond words.
Yasher koach



Delicious and Safe

Thank you for delivering our allergy free baked goods to our hotel.  We just tasted the focaccia and it was delicious.

All the best,


New Jersey


EMA Care in the News

24 March 2019
EMA Care staff are not only health care case managers.  EMA Care also cares for hundreds of students through our EMA Care clinics.  Our talented, experienced nurses travel to different programs throughout Israel. Our campus based clinics di...
04 February 2019
For the Winter of 2019, EMA Care sent out the following guidelines to over 30 Israeli programs, seminaries and, yeshivas that are catering to gap year students from outside Israel.  Dorm life is prone to the spread of illness.  The fact is ...
23 October 2018
EMA Care is a proud sponser of the MMY flag football team- The Wildkatz The Wildkatz won their opening game 13-0!!!EMA Care wishes them continued success.  We also wish them good health - no bruises or any other sport injury.GO WILDKATZ!!!!...

Our Latest Blogs

14 March 2019
The Jerusalem Marathon 2019 is tomorrow!The marathon has become a rite of passage for many gap year students in Israel. It is a beautiful route, complete with running past the walls of the Old City and into modern Jerusalem. Many students are using t...
11 February 2019
The Israeli health system for students is based on a national, socialist healthcare system.There is excellent medical care available in Israel. However, the student needs to learn how to access the care.This means that there are two tiers to the syst...
28 January 2019
Explaining Israeli health insurance for gap year students keeps EMA Care staff busy.EMA Care currently assists several hundred gap year students studying in Israel plus several hundred more in clinics managed by EMA Care. Almost all students are on t...