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Services for Students

We provide case management and medical concierge services for students

Services for Students

We provide case management and medical concierge services for students
EMA Care provides case management and medical concierge services for students in Israel

EMA Care is the first health service company to provide medical concierge, case management, and health advocacy services for gap year students. EMA Care also has a full range of services for students with food allergies.

These services are offered to any participant in varied Israeli programs for 3 weeks or more.  EMA Care works with yeshivas, seminaries, MASA, camps, etc.

Do you know that most long term programs have no medical personnel?  health care for Israel gap year students is complicated. Nearly every program requires that students have health insurance, but this coverage leaves parents and students needing more.

  • Health Insurance does not cover pre-existing conditions
  • For pre-existing conditions, parents and students must fend for themselves and find providers and solutions to the student’s needs
  • Health Insurance pays for health coverage, but no one monitors the quality of service provided.
  • If your child gets sick or suffers an acute injury (like a sprained ankle), he or she may end up at the emergency room or doctor’s office alone, with a friend, or perhaps with a counselor – none of whom are qualified to advocate for optimal care for your child.
  • The Israeli healthcare culture is vastly different than yours, and this may affect the medical care your child receives.
  • As parents, your point of contact when your child is unwell is the school administrator, who does not have the medical background to assure that your child is getting the best care
  • Living in a dormitory and eating in a school dining room can be quite challenging for students in Israel.

EMA Care provides case management services for pre-existing conditions: Making appointments with specialists, organizing logistics, communicating with providers at home, and managing care.

EMA Care is available to attend routine or urgent appointments-even emergency rooms if necessary to advocate and assure the student in a scary foreign environment.

EMA Care acts as a professional health liaison between the student, parents, health providers, and school administrators to assist with optimal communication.

EMA Care offers the student food allergy safety from customized food allergy laminated cards, allergy free baked goods, and food allergy advocacy to the program’s directors and kitchen staff.

Healthcare Info for Students

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...
07 January 2019
Recently, several gap year students experienced sudden onset panic attacks and they reached out to EMA Care.Panic attacks can be frightening and disorienting to any adult! When an 18-19 year old is far from home, living in a dormitory with lots of ot...
16 September 2018
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 ...

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...