- Various organizations lend wigs, or provide assistance in purchasing wigs for cancer patients who have lost their hair as the result of treatment. The organizations also provide related support, assistance and guidance.
- A number of hospitals have private salons in close proximity to their oncology departments.
- The Israel Cancer Association's Rehabilitation Department offers wigs that can be borrowed free of charge. Click here for more information on the ICA website.
- Pele Organization - A Wig for Every Woman provides free wigs for cancer patients.The volunteer-led service includes a fitting, advice and ongoing care.
- The organization has salons in Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikva and Kaplan Hospital in Rechovot, as well as Beit Kay in Nahariya and 'Mercaz Shalhevet in Tivon. Click here for more information in english on the organization's website.
- The organization provides counseling, guidance and financial assistance for families with children (up to age 18) who need a wig. Click here for more information on the organization's English website.
- Hadadi - The Support Center For The Breast Cancer Survivor in Jerusalem offers wigs to borrow or for purchase. Click here for more information on the organization's English website.
Salons in hospitals
- A number of hospitals in the country have private salons, some volunteers, but, as with every purchase, you should check and compare prices beforehand.
- Hospital social workers can help, especially for those who have financial difficulties.
- The following hospitals have salons:
- Sheba - Tel HaShomer: In addition to wig care services, wigs can be borrowed with the recommendation of a social worker. Click here for more information on the hospital's English website.
- Tel Aviv Medical Center (Ichilov): Click here for information on the medical center's English website.
- Hadassah Ein Kerem: Hospital patients can get assistance from The Smith Center run by the Sharett Institute.
- Assuta Hospital in Ramat HaChayal
- Wolfson Medical Center
- Schneider Children's Hospital
- Coping with hair loss on The Israel Cancer Association's website.
- Original translation performed by The Shira Pransky Project as part of a grant from The Fellowship Fund.