Introduction:

In their first year in Israel, new immigrants are entitled to a 50% reduction of the quarterly payment ceiling for various healthcare services
For the health plan ceiling amount and for more information, see the Ministry of Health's English website


The health plans have an established quarterly Per Family Health Plan Payment Ceiling.

  • In their first year in Israel, the family of a new immigrant is entitled to a 50% reduction of this quarterly payment ceiling.

List of Services

  • Secondary Doctors: Specialty doctors, including psychiatrists that are not primary care doctors (see below) as well as dietitians and podiatrists.
    • Primary doctors are general doctors (that are not specialists) and specialty doctors in family medicine, internal medicine, gynecology and pediatrics. There are no co-payments for visits to primary care doctors.
  • Out-patient Clinics: Clinics run in the framework of general hospitals (including mental health clinics in general hospitals).
  • Institutes:
    • Imaging institutes: x-rays, ultrasounds, nuclear medicine, CT, echocardiograms, MRI.
    • Diagnostic institutes: EEG, EMG, audiometry, ergometry
    • Institute for gastroenterology and the institute for sleeping problems

Additional information


Who is Eligible?

  • New immigrants in their first year of being in Israel, and their families.

How to Claim It?

  • The discount should be given automatically. When an entitled individual or family reaches the relevant quarterly payment ceiling, the system should recognize this and not require co-payments for further services that quarter.

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