Public and private medical institutions (hospitals, clinics, institutes and medical centers) offer patients and their family welfare services, guidance and support.
- The aid is provided by medical social workers, including:
- Assistance with coping emotionally, functionally and with family in conditions of illness, disability or trauma.
- Assistance in dealing with a sudden loss.
- Assistance in helping organize a patient and his family prior to the patient being discharged from the hospital.
- Mobilization of resources and support systems provided by the health and welfare services.
- Assistance in the realization of economic and social rights.
- Manage the treatment domestic violence victims.
- Interventions in situations required by law (such as Termination of Pregnancy, Appointment of a Guardian, an injury to helpless person).
- Treatment of Supportive Home Care (Palliative Care) patients who are confined to their homes, including terminally ill patients.
- Involvement to promote health.
Who is Eligible?
- Every person is entitled to receive health services mandated by the National Health Insurance Law
Social Services in the Community Health Care Clinics (Kupor Cholim)
- The social services provided in the health care clinics include: provision of information, help with actualization of rights, running of support groups and assistance in cases of domestic abuse.
- In certain cases financial assistance may also be given to families in difficult situations (see details on the Maccabi website).
- Kupat cholim members and their families who would like to receive assistance from a social worker should refer to their clinic's office.
- For more information see the Kupot Cholim websites:
Laws and Regulations
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