Introduction:

These inpatient rehabilitation programs are special hospital units and are the first step in the process of alcohol detox
The inpatient treatment programs require a one time payment
For more information see the Ministry of Health website


The inpatient programs are rehabilitation programs under the auspices of The Ministry of Health and are the first step in the process of alcohol detox.

  • Hospitalization generally lasts between 2-3 weeks for adults and up to 3 months for children and adolescents.
  • Each unit has a medical and nursing staff that guide the patient during his/her stay as well as a psycho-social team that prepares the continued treatment based on the patient's needs.
  • There are also inpatient units that treat people who have co-morbidity of mental health issues and addiction

Who is Eligible?

  • An alcohol addict (based on a urine test and medical history) that agrees to the treatment and has a doctor who thinks hospitalization is necessary:

How to Claim It?

  • The inpatient units can be contacted in the following ways:
    • The addict or a family member contacts the social service center. A social worker will guide the person to do the required testing and get the necessary documents and then refer him/her to the rehab unnit.
    • The addict him/herself contacts the rehab unit directly.
    • A referral through the medical framework (Kupat Cholim clinic, general hospital as part of a discharge plan, or the mental health system).
  • After the person has a referral to the rehab unit, an intake - including a medical and psycho-social evaluation and medical tests - is performed.
  • The following tests and documents are required:
    • Chest x-ray
    • EKG
    • Current medical records from the family doctor
    • Additional lab tests (best on the unit's doctors)
    • Israeli residents must present an ID card or passport to prove residency.
    • A tourist must provide a detailed medical history and history of addiction, previous treatments, current medications (if there are) and dose amounts as well as contact information and identifying information of the treatment center abroad in order to verify the details.
  • The tests can be done in the Kupot Cholim according to the referrals from the rehab unit.
  • Acceptance into the unit will be within a few days on the intake and is contingent on the approval of the acceptance committee.
  • The patient must sign a "treatment contract" before treatment begins.
  • Treatment in a public rehab unit for adults is included in The Healthcare Basket and requires a one time deductible payment of 600 NIS.
  • Private units each establish their own payment amounts.

List of Inpatient Hospital Rehabilitation Units for Alcohol Addicts

  • The units are meant for people all over the country. You can choose a program for the addiction treatment based on availability.
Center Name Address Telephone Center Director Comments
Psychiatric Center for Mental Health PO box 4600, Beer Sheva 08-6401502 Dr. Alex Kapsan For those with mental health issues also only
National Alcohol Treatment Unit "Victoria," "Above the Substance" Organization Shmotkin St. 6, Rishon Letziyon 03-5090545 / 052-4455545 National unit
Psychiatric Center for Mental Health PO box 9, Tirat Carmel 04-9559608 Dr. Ludmila Kolber For those with mental health issues also only
Tamara Unit PO box 3, 24930, Tamara 04-9947995 / 04-9944580 Vlid Diav The unit is for the Arab population and combines treatment for drug addiction
Steps Center - Kiryat Shlomo Hospital PO box 168, Moshav Bnei Tzion 60910 (Kfar Charutzim) 09-7487777 Dr. Meskin The hospital is designed for people with more than one illness and people who live on the street. Admission is subject to approval by the Department of Addiction Treatment

Government Agencies

Please Note

  • Inpatient rehab is ineffective without follow-up. In order to maintain the detox outcomes from the hospitalization, it is essential to continue treatment according to a personalized treatment plan for the patient.

Laws and Regulations

Credits

  • The original information on this page was written with the assistance of the Addiction Treatment Department in the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services.
  • English translation and maintenance by The Shira Pransky Project.