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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

18 March 2020
With the spread of COVID-19 throughout the globe, people are looking for the best ways to protect themselves and their families. Between masks and avoiding air travel, there are any number of tips floating around the internet that may not actually be...
01 March 2020
How does Covid-19 compare to the Flu Over the past few weeks, the media has been exploding with news on the Covid-19/ Novel Coronavirus. There have been many reports of outbreaks in 73 countries throughout the world (as of February 29, 2020). Many mo...
20 February 2020
We would all like to hope that our children are going to behave responsibly throughout their year in Israel. However, it is important to educate your children on alcohol consumption, especially with Purim coming soon. The day after Purim, people who ...

EMA Care in the News

03 September 2020
Wheelchair and special needs accessibility in Israel: Many people dream their whole lives of visiting Israel and seeing its unique sites.  However, many people are stressed about traveling with someone who is in a wheelchair or has special needs...
18 June 2020
The following article was published in the English addition of Hamodia. Written by Joel Rebibo...
14 June 2020
What will be the 'new normal' for Israel's gap year programs? According to EMA Care, an estimated 80% of programs will close down permanently if they are not able to reopen in the fall. By TZVI JOFFRE    JUNE 4, 2020 11:58  &...

Our Latest Blogs

25 October 2020
As the winter nears, people have been concerned over the idea of a double epidemic, the Flu and the Coronavirus. Last year, the Coronavirus spread around the world towards the end of the flu season so the overlap was minimal. However, this year many ...
18 October 2020
Vaping is a common trend among college students and young adults. 34% of college students use E-cigarettes.  Smoking and vaping are a social habit with poor health consequences. Most people have a preconceived notion that vaping, or E-cigarettes...
13 October 2020
Constipation in gap year students Have you ever traveled to a new place and experienced constipation? Over the past few years, we have had many gap year students complain about constipation – usually within the first 2 months of being in the country....