Introduction:

This page gives important information from the Ministry of Labor and Social Services for blind and visually impaired people during the coronavirus crisis
For additional information see the blind and visually impaired page on the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services website


Information and support centers for the blind and visually impaired that are operating during the coronavirus crisis

Call center providing assistance for technology and computer accessibility

Information and counseling for the blind and visually impaired

  • The service is provided by phone in 3 languages: Hebrew, Arabic and English at ‎03-639-3938 .

For additional information on the centers see the Information and Advising Stations for the Blind and Visually Impaired page.

Information for people who use seeing eye dogs

  • Information for people using seeing eye dogs can be obtained by calling:
    • 03-5371065
    • 055-9958482

Selling assistive devices to the blind and visually impaired

Rehabilitation training for certificate of blindness holders

  • Rehabilitation training for certificate of blindness holders, to provide skills for independent and safe functioning.
  • During this period, the training operates in the following areas:
    • Urgent matters
    • Instruction on issues related to the use of technology and communication aids.
  • Please contact your local Welfare Department branch.

Payments and allowances

Additional Help Centers

Government Agencies

Government Agencies Call Center Expedited Services
Commission for Equal Rights of Persons with Disabilities Contact form*6763
The National Insurance Institute National hotline ‎[tel:*6050 *6050 ] General questions form
The Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services (Guidance for Citizens) 118
The Population and Immigration Authority National Information and Service hotline ‎[tel:*3450 *3450 ] Online contact form for issues related to employment of foreign workers during the coronavirus outbreak
The Ministry of Health Kol HaBriut call center*5400
Home Front Command Civil Emergency Hotline (non-medical) 104

Organizations and Additional Authorities

Organization Center details and website link Hotline number
United Hatzalah, Israel Association of Community Centers, and Lev Echad Emergency Hotline for Humanitarian Assistance During the Corona Crisis 1221 (no star)
Yad Sarah Delivery of medical equipment to the house 02-6444639
Lev Echad Assistance with shopping, gathering medications etc. 02-6762044
Friends for Health Medications for Home-bound Individuals 054-7123930
Beit Issie Shapira Hotline to Assist People with Disabilities with Emotional Difficulties, Anxiety and Stress 073-241770, ‎050-2815232 (Arabic)
ALEH Hotline for families of children and adults with disabilities 1-800-201-077
Enosh Phone and Internet Hotline for People Coping with Emotional Issues and their Families 074-7556155
AKIM Parents' Hotline 1-800-399-333
IDF Veterans' Organization and the Organization for Trauma Victims Support and Emotional Assistance for IDF Veterans 1-800-363-363
HMOs Emotional Support Hotline for Clalit members

Emotional Support Hotline for Maccabi members

*2700

*3555

Eran and the Israel Trauma Coalition Help hotline for those suffering from corona related anxiety 1201 ext. 6
Tamar - Eran and the Israel Trauma Coalition Arabic help hotline for those suffering from corona related anxiety 1201 ext. 2


Credits

  • The information on this page was written with the assistance of the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services.
  • This page is translated and maintained by the Shira Pransky project