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Health Insurance

Health Insurance

Every guest, visitor, professor or student, as well as accompanying family members and dependents, associated with The Weizmann Institute of Science must be covered by a comprehensive private health insurance policy for the period of their stay in Israel.

Please note: Having valid health insurance is mandatory in order for us to apply for visa extensions!

 

FULL TIME MSC, PHD, POSTDOCS & IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS

Full time Feinberg Graduate School International students (MSc, PhD and Postdoctoral fellows) must purchase an Israeli health insurance policy for which, you will receive full reimbursement by the Graduate School.

VISITING SCIENTISTS WHO WILL NOT RECEIVE A SALARY, VISITING STUDENTS & IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS

If you are arriving with health insurance from your home country, please make sure that it covers you for the duration of your stay. 

Your insurance must cover the following areas:

  • All medical emergencies
  • Hospitalization
  • Medical flight evacuation back to your home country
  • Transportation of mortal remains

VISITING SCIENTISTS RECEIVING A SALARY, WIS EMPLOYEES & IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS

If you will be in Israel on a B1 Work Permit Visa, you are obligated to take the Israeli health insurance policy that our visa team will direct you to, in order to make sure that we meet the government regulations.

 

How to Obtain Health Insurance:

Contact visa@weizmann.ac.il and we will confirm your status and direct you to the appropriate policy for your stay.

 

Limitations Regarding Childbirth & Child Cover

It should be noted that none of the Israeli health insurance policies provide coverage for pregnancy, pregnancy related complications, childbirth, and hospitalization as a result of childbirth, or childbirth related complications. The policies also do not cover child developmental issues.

If you expect requiring such coverage during your stay in Israel, please arrange appropriate insurance from your country of origin. If such insurance is not available, please contact visa@weizmann.ac.il.