Getting sick or injured in a foreign country is not a pleasant experience, yet as in any country, tourists in Israel may find themselves in need of a doctor. Luckily, in Israel, there are state-of-the-art medical facilities and excellent medical care. While healthcare is universal for Israeli citizens, as a traveler, you will have to seek private medical care and pay to see a doctor in Israel. Before leaving for your trip, make sure you buy travel insurance and check your country’s recommendations for vaccines. Even if you are visiting on a tour, travel insurance is not included and it is always recommended to arrange it in advance in case of any emergency or medical situation that may arise.
Although there are clinics throughout the country, there are many more options – and English-speaking doctors who have experience treating international patients – in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem.
Where to See A doctor in Israel
Bikur Rofeh is Israel’s leading clinic in private emergency medical services. There are clinics all over the country and they operate 24/7. The clinic accepts all types of travel insurance.
Yigal Alon St 90, Tel Aviv-Jaffa
Beit Hadfus St 22, Jerusalem
Terem has emergency health clinics all over Israel. They provide emergency medical services to tourists visiting Israel. They are open 24/7. The cost for private patients is 480 NIS
Levinski St 108, Tel Aviv-Jaffa
Gdud Ha’Ivri St 4, Jerusalem
Tel Aviv Doctor
Tel Aviv Doctor is a private medical clinic that provides services to travelers in Israel. They offer private lab tests with fast results, urgent appointments, and English speaking doctors. They also offer doctor’s home visits anywhere in Tel Aviv and the surrounding area, including at hotels.
Basel St 46, Tel Aviv-Jaffa
The Family Medical Center – Wolfson
The Family Medical Center – Wolfson offers extensive services for tourists coming from abroad. They offer a variety of medical services as well as lab tests with same day results, X-rays, and a pharmacy.
Up to date information on what to do if you’ve landed in Israel from certain countries can be found on the Ministry of Health’s official website. Currently, only residents and citizens of Israel are allowed to enter the country from abroad and must immediately quarantine in a designated hotel for 14 days. If you have had close contact with a confirmed patient and are showing symptoms including a fever of 38C (100.4F) or higher, cough, trouble breathing, or other respiratory symptoms, you should call the Magen David Adom hotline (dial 101). Someone on the hotline will advise you on what to do. Do not go to a clinic first.