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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

15 July 2019
So early in the summer and there have already been numerous drownings and near-drownings of (mostly) children and babies in Israel.Children drown in pools, at beaches, and even in buckets of water. Adults usually drown because of poor judgment – jump...
19 June 2019
Dental care in Israel for gap year students is not covered under most student health insurance policies.  Some policies do cover up to $300 of emergency dental care for specific insurance dentists. These dentists are excellent professionally and...
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...

EMA Care in the News

15 July 2019
So early in the summer and there have already been numerous drownings and near-drownings of (mostly) children and babies in Israel.Children drown in pools, at beaches, and even in buckets of water. Adults usually drown because of poor judgment – jump...
15 July 2019
The Jerusalem Post featured Dr. Eliana Aaron in an article on water safety for summer.  The article is featured here:https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Water-safety-for-summer-594781...
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...

Our Latest Blogs

15 July 2019
So early in the summer and there have already been numerous drownings and near-drownings of (mostly) children and babies in Israel.Children drown in pools, at beaches, and even in buckets of water. Adults usually drown because of poor judgment – jump...
19 June 2019
Dental care in Israel for gap year students is not covered under most student health insurance policies.  Some policies do cover up to $300 of emergency dental care for specific insurance dentists. These dentists are excellent professionally and...
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...