Introduction:

As of 01.02.2019, senior citizens age 75 and above are entitled to dental care in their Kupat Cholim. For additional information see Dental Care for Senior Citizens as part of the Healthcare Basket
In other cases, dental care for senior citizens is provided according to financial situation in public and community clinics, clinics run by non-profit organizations, and in clinics that have been established in elderly day care facilities.
These treatments are not covered in the healthcare basket, and each local authority establishes the extent of the assistance it provides based on its available budget.
The prices in these clinics are determined according to the Ministry of Health's controlled price listing for dental care for the needy.
In addition there are organization that provide dental care at a subsidized price (see Aid Organizations).


The Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services, the Ministry of Health, and Eshel provide dental care services for senior citizens. The dental care is provided in public and community clinics, clinics run by non-profit organizations, and clinics that have been established in elderly day care facilities.

  • Priority for the services is given according to the senior's financial situation and in accordance with Social Work Regulations.
  • The prices in these clinics are determined according to the Ministry of Health's controlled price listing for dental care for seniors, which is updated from time to time.
Tip

Who is Eligible?

How to Claim It?

  • Senior citizens requiring dental care who would like to receive the care through one of these clinics should contact a social worker at the social services office in their place of residence.
  • If the social worker determines that the senior citizen meets the criteria to receive this service, the patient will be referred to a clinic so that a treatment plan and price quote may be given.
  • According to this price quote, a social services office eligibility worker will determine the co-payment to be required of the patient, and take care of payment details.
  • The patient will then be referred back to the clinic with the social services approval and treatment may begin.
  • In areas that do not have such a clinic, patients will be referred for treatment in a private clinic, and the assistance provided from the social services office will be given according to the patient's eligibility, with the paid prices being according to the Ministry of Health's controlled price list for dental care for the needy.

Dental Clinics


Aid Organizations


Government Agencies

Government Agency Website Rights and Areas of Responsibility
*8840 Ministry for Social Equality - Hotline for Public Inquiries Ministry for Social Equality website The *8840 hotline run by the Ministry for Social Equality gives the elderly a central address to direct all of their questions, provide information regarding rights, services and benefits entitled to the elderly. It also helps them actualize these rights.
*6050 hotlines - The National Insurance Institute Senior Citizens' Rights on the National Insurance Institute's website. Rights to various allowances given based on age and economic situation.
*9696 hotline - The National Insurance Institute's Call Center for Senior Citizen Counseling Services Senior Citizens' Rights on the National Insurance Institute's website. Free aid provided through counseling services for senior citizens and the call center
The Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services

Shil - Citizens Advice Service hotline - 118

Senior Citizens on the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services website Funding of Nursing Homes for independent and frail seniors. Various services are also provided within the community.
The Ministry of Health

*5400 "Kol HaBriut" Ministry of Health Hotline

Senior Health on the Ministry of Health website. Health Insurance and assistance for those suffering from age related health problems.
*5442 The Ministry of Housing and Construction Call Center The Ministry of Construction and Housing website Housing Assistance and Problem Solving for Senior Citizens
Equal Employment Opportunities Commission- 02-6662701 Equal Employment Opportunities Commission website] The commission responsible for enforcing equality in the workplace and for handling cases of prohibited discrimination.
The Population and Immigration Authority - *3450 Population and Immigration Authority website Treatment of foreign workers, responsible for giving permits for the employment of foreign workers, managing the financial deposits that employers of foreign workers are required to deposit, oversight of the entrance and exit of foreign workers into Israel, issuing a death certificate, and updating the Population authority.


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