Introduction:

Old Age Disability Pension recipients are entitled to an exemption from paying for various healthcare services
They are also entitled to discounts on the purchase of medications included in the healthcare basket.
For a full listing of the discounts and exemptions, see the Ministry of Health's English website


Old Age Disability Pension recipients are entitled to an exemption from paying for a variety of medical services provided by their health fund.

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?

How to Claim It?

  • Exemption from paying for the specific services should be granted automatically in accordance with the records provided to the health plans from the National Insurance Institute.
  • For information and clarifications regarding National Insurance Institute records and benefits, call 02-6462000 on Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 13:00.

Government Agencies

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