While we hope your time in Israel will be enjoyable, there may be times when you need additional help and support. There is a social worker on campus available for you or your family to consult with. They can also refer you to external services such as Psychologists and Psychiatrists. It is your responsibility to ensure you hold a valid policy throughout your time in Israel.

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Medical Emergency

The Institute has qualified staff available 24/7 to handle emergency health institutions. Call the Emergency Contact Center at (08) 934-2999 and provide them with the following information:

  • Location of the injured person
  • His/her medical condition
  • If possible, his/her name
  • Your name and contact details 

The emergency will call an ambulance promptly upon receiving such a request.

  • Injured people are not always aware of the gravity of their situation and must not be allowed to walk or drive away by themselves.
  • Following an assessment, the security officer will determine whether the injured person must be taken to hospital via ambulance or whether appropriate first  aid can be provided on-site.
  • If the injured person is evacuated to hospital, he/she should be accompanied by a friend or colleague.

Social workers on campus

The social workers serve as an address to the population of staff and students at the Institute.
They are available every day between  08.30-16.00.

Office: +972-8-952-9219
Mobile: +972-54-306-7600

Office: +972-8-934-4507


If you hold a policy through Harel Yedidim and need a doctor:

  • Refer to the instructions, or
  • Contact a clinic directly
  • You can contact Harel-Yedidim on 03-638-6216 or 054-529-7775 (24/7)

Clalit Doctors

Private Health Insurance

If you have a private health insurance policy, please refer to your insurance policy for specific information of what to do. Some companies allow you to be treated by any private doctor and will reimburse you. Others have arrangements with specific doctors and will direct you to them.


The Clalit clinics offer emergency treatment which would be covered under the Harel Yedidim policies, as well as private treatments which are not covered.


If you are thinking about starting a family, or if you already know you are pregnant - you can find more information here.

More Information you may need

Learning Hebrew

Levels 1 & 2

We are glad to offer Hebrew lessons as subsidized courses on campus, overseen by the FGS in all academic aspects of the courses. The lessons are for FGS Internationals, FGS new immigrants, WIS Internationals employees, and their spouse.

Read more about Learning Hebrew


The Weizmann Institute of Science operates over 500 housing units.  Here you will find information regarding maintaining your apartment, changing apartment type, departing from our housing and insuring the contents of your apartment.  In addition, when your eligibility for our housing ends, our team will assist you to locate and rent an off campus apartment in Rehovot.
Read more about Housing